Cooking With Love Documentary is a Heartfelt Story

Thursday 21st, July 2016 / 12:33 Written by
Cooking With Love Documentary is a Heartfelt Story


Cooking with Love, a culinary documentary being featured at the 2016 San Antonio Film Festival shares an inside look at four Thai women and their lives.


Los Angeles-based artist Sukunya (Suki) Wangsomnuck has been working overtime for the the past few years; she has been busy creating and editing her first documentary, ‘Cooking With Love’, of which, she also wrote and composed the music score. This heartfelt documentary takes the viewer on a journey through exotic small towns in Thailand where the life stories of four women are revealed in the kitchen, and through their love of cooking.

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Hailing from Bangkok, Thailand, Ms. Wangsomnuck kept her desire to create the project in the back of her mind over the years while living and working in Los Angeles. A few years ago she turned her dreams into reality and returned to her mother’s land to film.


“I grew up watching my mother work two jobs, yet, somehow, she always managed to cook for us daily. When I moved to Los Angeles, I came alone, and dearly missed my mother’s cooking. Her meals had always filled me with such happiness and a warm sense of family. I saved money, borrowed a friend’s camera and journeyed back to Thailand where I connected with four wonderful women who opened their homes and their hearts,” explained Suki Wangsomnuck of what inspired her ‘Cooking With Love’ documentary.

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The documentary showcases traditional Thai roots and values as told by the matriarchs of the family, creating a nostalgic and endearing connection for the contemporary viewer.


‘Cooking With Love’ is included in the ‘Food Block Screening’ at the San Antonio Film Festival (SAFILM) on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in the Fiek Family Rotunda at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online from the Tobin Center or by calling (210) 223-8624. The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is located at 115 Auditorium Circle in San Antonio, TX.


For more information on the documentary ‘Cooking With Love,’ and to hear the original soundtrack please visit the website. The original ‘Cooking With Love’ documentary soundtrack can also be found on Spotify.

Recipe from the Documentary Film ‘Cooking With Love’

Stir- Fried Shrimp and Broccoli

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1 head Broccoli, clean and then cut into bite size florets

10 Shrimps, clean and peel.

4 Cloves of Garlic, finely chopped.

1 Tbsp of oyster Sauce

1 Tsp of fish sauce

1 Tsp of sugar

1 Tbsp of water

2 Tbsp of oil cooking oil.


1) Heat a wok over medium heat then add oil.

2) Add  garlic. Stir fry 1 minute until fragrant.

3)Add shrimps and stir fry until shrimps half cook.

4) Add fish sauce and then add broccoli

5) Add oyster sauce and sugar and water.

6) Stir fry until broccoli is soft but not overcook.

Season to taste, if needed add more oyster sauce and fish sauce.

Serve with Thai jasmine rice.


Cooking With Love is a heartfelt documentary that follows four Thai women into their humble kitchens as they share fond memories and show viewers how cooking from the heart can bond a family together. The documentary is directed by Sukunya Wangsomnuk and produced by Sukunya Wangsomnuk alongside her husband, Ian Lamb.

Cooking With Love is the 2016 Official Selection SAFILM 2016; Official Selection Women Deliver Art and Cinema 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Official Selection TMFF; and received the award for Best Documentary Runner Up Women’s Only Entertainment. For more information visit or


About the San Antonio Film Festival

The San Antonio Film Festival, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that serves as an accessible and inclusive platform for artists in the category of cinema, as well as provides cinematic culture to a diverse audience. The San Antonio Film Festival showcases films from around the world while nurturing, fostering, and developing filmmakers of all ages.


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