Director John Webster convinces his wife and two small children that the whole family should go on an oil-free diet, yet without having to give up their a middle class suburban lifestyle. All the everyday things that we don’t do, or that we can’t help doing, make up recipes for disaster. In this comedy of errors they find themselves questioning their values and putting to test their will power and ultimately, their happiness.
Recipes for Disaster is a film full of attempts, simple wisdoms and learning situations making a strong reference to one’s own world.— Films for the Earth
Director John Webster takes an unconventionally personal and highly engaging approach to the subject of climate change.— Jason Anderson, The Star
Sometimes things blow up completely. Witnessing this at first hand can be quite entertaining.— Dorothy Woodend, The Tyee