Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy Reviews

June 5, 2020
Nothing Fancy doesn't push quite enough at understanding what comes next, but as a presentation of Kennedy's contributions and her brusque singularity, it informs and entertains.
May 22, 2020
The pleasures of the film outweigh its careful reservations, mostly because Kennedy is simply too much fun to observe in her natural habitat.
May 22, 2020
A much-needed perspective.
May 21, 2020
What remains is a lively and uncritical portrait of a woman as passionate about composting as chilaquiles, one who will pitch a fit if you put garlic in your guacamole.
May 19, 2020
A vivid and inspiring profile, adoring but not adulatory.
May 6, 2020
Kennedy... proves endlessly good company, curious, compassionate and beloved in the country where she has spent the bulk of her adult life.
April 30, 2020
I would have loved to hear Kennedy on the tricky subjects of fusion cuisine or cultural appropriation. But there's more than enough here to get your teeth into.
Top Critic
April 28, 2019
Elizabeth Carroll's zingy documentary portrait... puts a relevant, environmentally-minded contemporary lens on Kennedy's cherished traditionalism.