Episode 904: Diana Kennedy–Nothing Fancy / Agave–The Spirit of a Nation


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This week, we briefly step away from our problems at home (while never forgetting or minimizing them) to celebrate the culinary traditions of our neighbors to the south. Guest host Sandie Angulo Chen (of Common Sense Media) joins us as we review Elizabeth Carroll’s Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy, which profiles the titular nonagenarian, British-born specialist of Mexican cuisine. Then, Chris interviews director Nick Kovacic about his 2018 documentary Agave: The Spirit of a Nation, which brings the viewer on a journey to Jalisco, Oaxaca, and other locations in Mexico to explore agave’s place in the economy and culture. Eat and drink your fill!

Group Review Documentary:

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY (Elizabeth Carroll, 2019)

Available now on VOD from Greenwich Entertainment.

Film Featured in Interview Portion:

AGAVE: THE SPIRIT OF A NATION (Nick Kovacic/Matthew Riggieri, 2018)

Available on VOD on Amazon or on SVOD from Kanopy.

Other Films/Series Mentioned:

Links to reviews by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:


  • 00:42 – Intro
  • 04:37 – Group Discussion of DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
  • 19:51 – Chris interviews Nick Kovacic of AGAVE: SPIRIT OF A NATION
  • ­­36:03 – Doc Talk





Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)

Editing and shownotes by Christopher Llewellyn Reed

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