Nora Pouillon brings much more to the table than fine ingredients. Three decades after opening Restaurant Nora, the nation’s first certified organic restaurant, Nora continues to advocate a holistic organic lifestyle that is the foundation for both her cuisine and her commitment to living and eating sustainably. Nora! celebrates her achievements and her efforts to reconnect people to the source of their food. As a young Austrian immigrant, Nora was surprised by the lack of knowledge Americans had about their food, so she set out to try to educate the public by revealing the simple secrets of her delicious cuisine. She also established lucrative personal and professional relationships with farmers around the national capital region in an effort to re-establish the bond between farm and feast. Among her many achievements, Nora helped establish FRESHFARM Markets, producer-only open air markets in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. Nora has contributed greatly to educating Americans about the benefits of healthy food and sustainable living. She is certainly worthy of her reputation as one of the most influential pioneers and leaders in the organic and local-food movements. Directed by Joan Murray. Produced by Michelle Williams and Sandy Cannon-Brown, VideoTakes, Inc.
Introduced by Flo Stone, President & Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with filmmaker Sandy Cannon-Brown and Nora Pouillon, the star of the film, follows screening.