Pressure Cooker

Adding to the list of documentaries I’d like to see is Pressure Cooker.

Blurb from the official website

“Three seniors at Philadelphia’s Frankford High School find an unlikely champion in the kitchen of Wilma Stephenson. A legend in the school system, Mrs. Stephenson’s hilariously blunt boot-camp method of teaching Culinary Arts is validated by years of scholarship success. Against the backdrop of the row homes of working-class Philadelphia, she has helped countless students reach the top culinary schools in the country. And under her fierce direction, the usual distractions of high school are swept aside as Erica, Dudley and Fatoumata prepare to achieve beyond what anyone else expects from them.”

Reasons I would like to see it.

  1. A real-life story where something is at stake makes for inherently dramatic storytelling.
  2. Who doesn’t like a story telling us that the youth who will be running our country in the future are smart and capable?
  3. If 17 year olds can figure out how to cook a crepe, I gotta get inspired to make myself something other than Ramen.


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