Structured around a series of unconventional recipes explained by military cooks from various European armies, Cooking History‘s innovative artifice conjures some of the most unforgettable memoirs and anecdotes of life during wartime ever recorded. Spanning generations of conflict, the details revealed by the film’s participants often overwhelm in their power and beauty, building to a poignant crescendo and standing as a fitting love letter to the unifying power of a shared meal.