The answer isn’t as cut-and-dried as it would seem, but it all comes down to a personal preference.
When shopping for cookware, many people wonder if they should opt for nonstick cookware, or regular uncoated stainless steel.
Four years in the making and 15,000 in the telling, French co-directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud’s millennia-spanning “Seasons” does for beasts of the land what the duo’s “Winged Migration” and “Oceans” did for those of the air and sea, with two notable caveats.
First, while it features some of the most breathtaking nature photography this side of BBC’s “Planet Earth” miniseries, this gorgeously cinematic docu ties said footage to a leaden all-purpose eco-consciousness message that nearly spoils the otherwise timeless experience.
The “Seasons” camera crew manages to get stunningly close to these interactions, reportedly rejecting zoom lenses (though the Angenieux brand gets an opening-credit nod) in favor of actual physical proximity.
That means cozying up to a pair of brawling brown bears, getting within kicking range of feral horses and using ultra-fast ATVs to race alongside actual wolf hunts.
(International sales: Pathe Intl., Paris.) Produced by Lydia Montes, Johann Mousseau, Dimitri Billecocq, Perrin, Nicolas Elghozi.
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Exposing nonstick pans to very high temperatures will, however, release other potentially toxic chemicals into the air, so if you use nonstick pans, take precautions: Never heat a pan empty on a burner, keep your burner on medium or low, and throw out a pan if its coating is starting to chip or flake (to keep this from happening, avoid using sharp or metal utensils).
The final disadvantage to nonstick coating is one that most professional chefs and accomplished home cooks would be quick to point out: nonstick pans simply can’t achieve the searing and browning effect that an uncoated stainless steel pan does.
You don’t see them making documentaries about us, though “Seasons” ultimately suggests what such a portrait might look like.
(Documentary — France-Germany) A Pathe (in France) release of a Jacques Perrin, Jerome Seydoux presentation of a Galatee Films, Pathe, Pandora Film, France 2 Cinema, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, Axone Invest – Invest Image 3, Winds production, in association with the Podlaskie Region, with the participation of Canal Plus, Cine Plus, France Televisions, Film- und Medienstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Region Rhone-Alpes, Region Ile-de-France, Region Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur, Region Aquitaine, Cirlic – Regions Centre – Val de Loire, in partnership with the CNC, Conseil General de l'Ain, Procirep, Angoa, Active Sustainable, Richard Lounsbery Foundation, la Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux, with the support of Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, Principality of Monaco, Fondation Albert II de Monaco, Rolex, EDF, Center Parcs, Union Europeenne.
Don’t be surprised if foreign distributors opt to overhaul the narration entirely, a la “The March of the Penguins,” rather than merely translating.