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Vegetable Recipes To Avoid The Heat

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

In summertime we see local vegetables everywhere: at the grocery store, in the back garden, farmer's market or in a CSA (Community Supported Agricultu...

Can You Camp Gourmet?

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Last summer I had a short stay in the Boundary Waters where I brought the camera along. These two episodes show my adventures of fishing and foraging...

Is That Fish Sustainable? Commercial Fishing In Lake Superior

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

There are a small number of commercial fisherman left on Lake Superior. I had the pleasure of going out one morning last spring with Harley Tofte, w...

So You Think You Want To Be An Organic Farmer?

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Last spring I had the pleasure of following the farm-to-market process with one of the "successful" upstart organic farms in Minnesota. Laura and Adam...

What's So Great About Grass-Fed Beef?

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

When thinking of topics to cover next, I realized that I hadn't done anything on grass-fed beef. This method of rearing animals is one of the corners...

Meatless Monday: The Perennially Meatless Plate

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Not every Perennial Plate episode is a thrill kill special. Many feature "small farmers who are trying really hard and struggling."

How To Kill Your Lunch...And Other Things You Learn On The Farm

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Another video that is not for the squeemish (guinea hen slaughter), but you can fast forward the first 40 seconds and you should be fine. This episod...

WATCH: A Farm To Table Summer Camp

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.13.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Youth farm isn't your typical summer camp playing basketball or swimming, instead, these kids learn how to garden, cook (and of course play games). I...

The Real Food Stories Of Lucan, Minnesota

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

This episode tells the story of several different farmers in and around Lucan, MN. Located 150 miles south-west of the Twin Cities, you would never t...

How To Butcher A Lamb

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

When I received this lamb, it was without its innards and head, a very disappointing discovery for me.

How To Find Morel Mushrooms & Cook Them

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

It's that time of the year. There have been too many root vegetables eaten, and too many hours spent indoors, or bundled up outside to the point of n...

Happy Pig To Decadent Dish & Everything In Between (GRAPHIC)

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

WARNING: Video contains images that some may consider disturbing. Close to 10 BILLION animals are killed every year in the USA (100+ million are pigs...

Baby Backyard Chicks & Springtime Eggs

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

You watched the video of my chickens surviving the winter, and the Thomas Keller quiche that their eggs helped create, now see their early years. On...

If A Meat Processing Plant Made A Music Video

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

If a meat processing plant made a music video it might look something like this. Filmed at Lorentz Meats in Cannon Falls Minnesota and featuring the ...

What's The Best Local Food Story In America?

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

The Perennial Plate has been creating weekly videos about Real Food in Minnesota for the past year. Today we released our 52nd video: a trailer for o...

Cute Kids, Thomas Keller's Ice Cream Recipe, Milking Cows ... Come On!

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Not much to explain here... this video has a lot going for it: cute kids, a grass-fed dairy farm, backyard chickens, and a recipe for ice cream. But t...

Making Maple Syrup: Where Your Favorite Pancake Accompaniment Comes From

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

While you and I are praying for warmer weather, there are a select few that are hoping for the opposite. Those Vermonters, Canadians and Minnesotans ...

Duck Charcuterie 5 Ways -- And Recipes

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Nose-to-tail eating sounds like a trend, but it's really just good practice. Indeed, even before British chef Fergus Henderson made "whole beast" cook...

Darkhouse Spear Fishing! And Midwest Ceviche

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, fishing is culture, food, religion, job, escape, and love. Truthfully, I probably could have done 46 episodes on fis...

Winter Mushroom Foraging

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Hunting season is over, there is nothing green for miles, and squash doesn't look nearly as good as it did three months ago. But there's always an obscure mushroom laying dormant out in the woods.

Backyard Chickens & Thomas Keller's Decadent Quiche

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Having gotten the chickens last spring, this winter is the first time I've had to figure out what to do with the birds during freezing spells. It turns out that chickens are tough, but their eggs are not.

Shooting A Buffalo And Eating It Raw

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

The Eichten family has been in the buffalo business for over 20 years. They kill two buffalo every Tuesday, processing the 1000 pound animals at the nearby Deutchland Meats.

WATCH: A Minnesota Winter Farm-To-Table Feast

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

I don't do it to show how you should cook every night, but more because it presents a challenge for me and an experience for others that they don't get anywhere else.

Two Goats, One Chevre: Goat Cheese From Farm To Plate

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Minnesota is F-ing cold. Last week, on one of the coldest days of the year (-25 degrees), I was outside milking goats. Incredibly resilient animals, ...

The Perennial Palate: How To Kill/Cook/Eat A Squirrel

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Lets get this started. For my first post I wanted to start off with a bang... the subject of the episode is disgusting for some, a delicacy for other...