Published on January 24th, 2011 | by ziggy1
Online Documentary Series The Perennial Plate Dishes Out Sustainble Food Issues
Want to learn about winter salads, how to kill a squirrel and eat it, cranberry jam, making sheep’s milk cheese, or maple syrup?
All these food topics and more about sustainable and socially responsible eating are covered in this unique online documentary series based in Minnesota over the span of a year, The Perennial Plate.
The Perennial Plate is food activist Daniel Klein’s brainchild, a series of short films centered around the local and sustainable food scene in Minnesota.
The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating. The episodes follow the culinary, agricultural and hunting explorations of chef and activist, Daniel Klein. Taking place over a calendar year in Minneapolis, Minnesota as well as the surrounding food source destinations, Daniel takes the viewer on a journey to appreciate and understand where good food comes from and how to enjoy it. Recipes, politics, long winters, urban gardens, ice fishing, blood, hunting and guts… all line the path to the perennial plate.
This far-reaching series is up to episode number 44 as I write this, and there is bound to be something amongst all of these mini-documentaries to intrigue the culinary spirit.
The harsh Minnesota climate is more than a backdrop to the theme of the series — it’s perhaps the main character, as it is the foundation for a lot of the kinds of food production and culinary styles that are documented here.
For more, visit The Perennial Plate.