Pressure Cooker Shows the Competitive Side of Culinary Arts

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Forget vying for fame on Top Chef. In the documentary Pressure Cooker, opening at the IFC May 27, three high-school students are just trying to cook their way out of Northeast Philly. They “have the courage” to sign up for class with thunderous Mrs. Stephenson, who prepares students for a scholarship competition through the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). If a bit of yelling in the trailer is any indication, expect a film about tough love.

Pressure Cooker [IFC Center]
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