A new documentary from food club owner Tim Kwan and co-director Sarah Dutton aims to make the world’s best food clubs accessible to people who can’t afford to make their own.
The two-part series aims to expose the hidden costs of a restaurant that has become a staple of the community, and explore the social impact of the food clubs in a community that has a strong social stigma.
“We know that if people are exposed to something, it can affect their behaviour,” said Mr Kwan.
“The food clubs are an important part of the local community, because they provide a way for us to socialise, and a way of connecting.”
Mr Kwan, who runs the Food Club Food Academy in Brisbane, and Mr Dutton travelled to 30 different food clubs across Queensland and New South Wales to capture footage, and the people who live in each.
The documentary, called “Food Club Food”, is a collaboration between ABC News and ABC TV’s Food for Thought and was shot in a remote rural town of Tamez, near Mount Gambier.
Food club members are able to enjoy some of the best local foods and services in the region.
The food club also has a small cafe, and some of its members also go to the beach and golf course.
The film also delves into the costs associated with a typical meal, including a restaurant bill, petrol, transport, and parking.
The cost of living in the city is a major concern for many people, but the film explores the benefits of dining out in the country.
“When you’re dining out, you’re spending money you don’t have,” Mr Keng said.
“You’re spending your time and money that you don the food you don, you don of the service you don.”
There’s also the health aspect, and also the food itself, the quality of the meat, the vegetables, the sauces, the toppings.
“Mr Dutton said the film was the first film to take a deeper look at food clubs.”
Food clubs have become so popular, they have become the go-to thing for a lot of people to socialize,” she said.
Topics:community-and-society,food-and.service,human-interest,courses-and,cinema,food,film-movies,film,australiaFirst posted March 11, 2019 10:30:47Contact Tracey McIlwraithMore stories from Northern Territory