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Local Food: Not Just For The Wealthy

Daniel Klein | Posted 03.24.2013 | Home
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This family isn't raising its own pigs/chickens/goats because it's trendy, but because it makes sense financially and works as an important lesson for kids to learn in raising animals.

WATCH: The New Organic China

Daniel Klein | Posted 03.17.2013 | Home
Daniel Klein

Her entrepreneurship, delicious food and ethical and inspiring way of life could lead to a new food movement in China.

China's Rooftop Farms

Daniel Klein | Posted 03.06.2013 | Home
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As a series we've covered a number of urban farms, it's a subject that's near and dear to our hearts as urbanites. Farms in the city, and particularl...

The Most Beautiful Farm On Earth

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.18.2013 | Home
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One of the most beautiful places on earth, the rice terraces of Yuanyang, are a site to behold.

Chinese Food Porn Adventure

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
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Before we left, everyone had something to say about China. Most of them were wrong.

Sustainable Bluefin Tuna?

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
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When we decided to make a video about farmed Bluefin tuna, it was with trepidation.

The Udon Master

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.13.2013 | Home
Daniel Klein

Shimizu San not only makes his own udon and grinds his own flour, but he also grows his own wheat.

Sandy, Sean Brock And The Before & After Of Governor Restaurant

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
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If you aren't familiar with what five feet of water does to wood floors, paneling, refrigerators, ingredients... it's not good.

WATCH: Japanese Food Porn

Daniel Klein | Posted 12.29.2012 | Home
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Need a break from the storm? Check out these three minutes of intense Japanase food and travel.

WATCH: The Best Food Job Ever?

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.14.2012 | Home
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After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce that the Perennial Plate has a new gig...the world!

WATCH: The Great American Food (Road) Trip

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
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We heard stories of Americans from generations past and others just off the boat. We were inspired and sadened by what we saw, heard and experienced.

WATCH: An Invasive Species That's Threatening America's Rivers

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
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We met with a fisherman on the Peoria River who was tackling the very fish who could soon be invading your nearest river.

WATCH: Fighting Racism With Urban Farming

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
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The ideas of cooperative work are central to many movements in Latin America. Nelson Escobar has brought those ideas from his home in El Salvador to Louisville, Kentucky.

WATCH: Herding Goats In The City

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
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It's not often that you look out your suburban backyard to find a man herding goats, but that is what people in one neighborhood in Louisville experie...

WATCH: Illegal Backyard Chickens

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
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The backyard chicken trend is becoming more and more prevalent these days. But in many North American cities, keeping a flock of hens is still illegal.

WATCH: Invasive Clams And A Hand-Made Fire

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
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In the event of a nuclear disaster, zombies taking over the planet, or industrial food collapse -- the subject of our latest film is who you'd want to be friends with.

How To Kill And Eat A Lizard

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
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Over the course of 30 years, the island of Boca Grande in Florida went from having zero iguanas to over 10,000. This invasive species was making it im...

Did A Slave Grow Your Tomato?

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
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Cheap food is not really cheap. We made this short film in Immokalee Florida, where a third of the tomatoes in our grocery stores are grown.

Debate: Can It Be More Ethical To Eat Meat?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

We all have to eat, so it's the debate that never ends -- is it more socially responsible to kill and eat animals, or to rely on a vegetarian diet? ...

A Case For Eating Meat

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.31.2012 | Home
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The type of meat eating that I am defending is the occasional consumption of animals that have been raised on pasture in limited numbers and where the practice mimics that of nature and treats the animals (and slaughters them) humanely. In this limited capacity, I think meat eating can be MORE responsible than vegetarianism for reasons that impact the environment, our health, culture, history and morality.

Mullet: Horrible Haircut, Great Sustainable Fish

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
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There are two types of mullet in Florida: One is a hair style made popular in the nineties, the other is a type of fish. We chose to focus on the latter (sorry, but it's super sustainable and really healthy).

A Week In The Life Of A Food Documentary Filmmaker

Posted 03.21.2012 | Home

Food Informants is a week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it will give you a first-hand look at the many di...

WATCH: Seeds And The Southern Food Renaissance

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
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On our way through South Carolina, we cooked and collaborated on a multi-course dinner with Sean Brock (of Husk and McCrady's) consisting entirely of ...

WATCH: Sean Brock's Vegetable Farmer Talks Jesus, Collard Greens

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
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When our road trip took us through South Carolina, we asked Sean Brock (the Chef at Husk) about farmers to check out near Charleston, he recommended ...

WATCH: Teaching Kids About Where Their Food Comes From

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
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In this week's episode we visit a school garden and take a class on radishes with Ashley Rouse of Georgia Organics. Kids are in a lot of our videos - ...