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The Edible Movie: Fresh Guacamole

The Academy Award-nominated short films always intrigue me. Perhaps it’s because I particularly like playing with economy of language, I also like watching others play with the economy of storytelling in short films (whether live action, animated, or documentary).

In honor of the Academy Awards on Sunday, this months dip in to the Edible Movie pool features “Fresh Guacamole” by PES, one of the Oscar-nominated animated shorts. It’s a whimsical look at making guacamole, featuring creative representations of the main ingredients. And you don’t even have to go to a theater to see it:

I adore its stop-motion magic, and chuckled aloud a couple of times at the choice of objects to stand in for lime, jalapeño, tomato, and avocado. Give it a watch, then make your own rendition at home. I encourage you to eat it, however, with something other than poker chips.

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