Nora! is a film about Nora Pouillon, a chef, restaurant owner, pioneer in organic, local food and advocate of sustainable living by Joan Murray and VideoTakes, Inc. -- celebrates the 30th anniversary of Restaurant Nora in Washington, DC, and the 10th anniversary of its designation as the first certified-organic restaurant.
As a young Austrian immigrant, Nora was shocked by agriculture in America with all its pesticides and chemicals. So she set out to prove that a restaurant could survive without relying on food that was full of chemicals -- and that her customers would thrive because of her insistence on organic products.
Among her many achievements, Nora helped establish FRESHFARM Markets, producer-only, open air markets in the Washington, DC area and beyond. She has contributed greatly to educating consumers and other chefs about the benefits of local, seasonal, healthy food. Nora is certainly worthy of the exclamation point in the film’s title.
The film takes us from local farms to farmers’ markets to kitchens to tables as it celebrates one of the most influential pioneers and leaders in the organic and local-food movement.
Visit Restaurant Nora in Washington, DC