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And You Thought Your Beef Was Grass-Fed...

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Almost halfway through our 6 month journey across America, we found a place where it would be easy to never leave. The beauty of Montana is stunning,...

Is It OK To Have A Dinner Party On 9/11?

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.09.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

It seems strange to have a dinner on that day, to come back to this great city, to share the food and stories of our trip across America on a day that carries so much weight.

WATCH: Foraging For Morels

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

As a Minnesotan, Morels are prized. Having been defeated this year in my home state and Iowa, left with only 1 mushroom to share between many, Washin...

A Very Different Kind Of Child Labor

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

I really wanted to make an episode called "Portlandia", but it just didn't happen. Although we had plenty of those moments -- for instance, we got fr...

Even Farmers Are Saying 'Eat Less Meat'

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.16.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

The way we eat seems to be in constant flux: eat no meat, eat lots of meat, everyone has their opinion. But when a family that actually raises sheep ...

WATCH: The Best Food In America

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Diving for sea urchin, urban gardens in New Orleans, catfish noodling, frog gigging, conspiracy theorists, geoducks and morel hunting are just a few o...

What Happens To Excess Produce On The Farm?

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

In order to make way for bad yields, bad weather, and unexpected disasters, (or just to make sure they have enough to satisfy their customers), most farms will end up with more than they can sell.

A Pop-Up Dinner At Tartine Bakery

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
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This week we had the great pleasure of making a dinner with writer/chef Samin Nosrat (formerly of Chez Panisse) at the famed Tartine Bakery. The bake...

A Day On The Real Food Road Trip: Urchin Diving, Strawberry Picking, Crab & Cactus Tacos

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

sea urchin diving, strawberry pickers, crab/cactus tacos

Living Off The Grid And Growing Organic

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

We weren't sure what to expect when we drove 12 miles into a Canyon in Utah to meet 70 year old twins, living off the grid, growing organic vegetables...

Texas Wild Boars & The Ethics Of Eating Invasive Species

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Most farmers in TX want to kill all feral pigs. We've heard from vegetarian vegetable farmers who use trapping to save their crops.

Mountain Foraging And Pine Tree Iced Tea

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.04.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

After a turbulent last week, we slow it down with a man who I could aspire to. Living out of his truck (and camping), he teaches at The University of ...

Killing & Eating Texas's Wild Boar 'Problem'

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Home
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In Texas, feral pigs are not looked fondly upon. There are millions, they breed rapidly and they cause a lot of damage to property. The answer in Texa...

Are Gulf Shrimp Sustainable?

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week we went shrimping with a Vietnamese fisherman who was struggling with the economics of shrimp. To augment that story, here is a sho...

Has The BP Oil Spill Affected Gulf Shrimp?

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

This second episode in New Orleans started with a very early morning. We drove out to the tip of Louisiana. Storms had wiped out so much, most everyth...

WATCH: Hand Grabbin', AKA Catfish Noodling

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home
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Mississippi: A beautiful state to drive across, where tamales are popular/traditional, and where sticking your hand in a giant catfish's mouth is a re...

Are Small Family Farms As Important As Eating Locally?

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week I posted my latest video about the organic mushroom farmers from Sweden Creek. Carol Ann, one of the co-owners of the farm had som...

Is Too Much 'Local' Harmful?

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

I found Curly and Carole Anne the same way I find a lot of the stories for The Perennial Plate, searching the internet. When I stumbled upon banjo p...

Every Seed Has A Story

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.26.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Along our road trip across the United States, we are filming a lot more than we are able to fit into the weekly episodes. Crossing Iowa, there were s...

Catching, Killing & Eating Arkansas Frogs

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Warning: graphic content In this week's video, I joined some guys from Arkansas who I met on YouTube for a night of catching frogs. It was precariou...

Pasture-Raised Dairy -- And Why It Makes Sense

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week we posted the first in a series of short documentaries from around the country. Along with our weekly videos, we will be posting so...

A Simpler, Cleaner Life

Laurie David | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home
Laurie David

Daniel Klein brings us so close to a simpler, cleaner way of life, one that is authentically real; homegrown food, respect for the animal, the land, the farm, the people who make it all happen. The way life used to be and could be again if we choose it.

The First Stop On The Perennial Plate Real Food Road Trip

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Last year we created 52 episodes about sustainable and adventurous food in Minnesota. For the final episode of this past season, we announced our pla...

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...