Cooking History

Cooking History

彼得・克雷克斯Peter KEREKES
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • DCP

Cooking History


The documentary explores army cooks' impact on war outcomes, showcasing how feeding thousands shapes victories and defeats. It depicts food prep as strategic, reflecting a world where ideals are fought for around the kitchen table. Through eleven meals spanning from World War II to Chechnya, the film spans nations, illustrating culinary battles from France to Russia.  

'If someone was to write it's a pacifist film, it's not true. If someone was to write it's a film that celebrates the army and the military, it's also not true. There are so many different situations and I was curious to see how human beings go about solving them. I would ask them the same questions and always get different answers. Sometimes you have to be a pacifist because you are a member of some dictator's army, but sometimes you have to grab a gun and fight for your homeland.' - Peter KEREKES

Festivals & Awards
2009 Special Jury Award, Hot Docs
2009 Karlovy Vary IFF
Director's Profile

Born in Košice, Slovakia, graduated from the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2003, he directed and produced his debut feature documentary, 66 Seasons, which garnered several awards, including the Best Film Award at DocAviv. His next feature documentary, Cooking History (2009), received the Prix Arte nomination for Best Documentary at the European Film Awards, among other plaudits. 107 Mothers (2021) is his latest film.

1994 Človek o knihe, kniha o človeku
1996 About Three Days in Jasov Monastery
1996 Balog Jozsef, Príbennik 66
1998 The Legends and Morytates of Ladomirova
2000 Zuzana from 8 am to 5 pm
2003 66 Seasons
2004 Helpers
2005 Pomník, ktorý nebol
2009 Cooking History
2009 Brno 1969
2012 Prvá
2013 Velvet Terrorists
2014 Slovakia 2.0: Second Chance
2015 Herec: Ivan Mistrík
2018 BATAstories
2020 Náhradníci
2021 107 Mothers
Producer|Ralph WIESER, Georg MISCH, Peter KEREKES, Pavel STRNAD
Scriptwriter|Peter KEREKES
Cinematographer|Martin KOLLÁR
Music|Marek PIAČEK
Editor|Marek ŠULÍK
Sound|Daniel NĚMEC
Print Source
Taskovski Films Ltd.|


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