For me, one of the highlights of BlogHer Food was having the opportunity to connect with Laurie David, author of “The Family Dinner.” If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that her book has had an impact on what happens when my family sits down to dinner. During one of my conversations with Laurie, she mentioned that I should be following the online documentary series, "The Perennial Plate."
So I took a look. "The Perennial Plate" follows Daniel Klein, a chef and an activist who creates short films of his culinary, agricultural and hunting explorations. Some of the films are about things you’d probably like to do yourself like making ice cream with your adorable cousins using freshly bought cream and snow. Some of the films are about adventures you might not be so thrilled to participate in like hunting for frogs in a swamp in the middle of the night and then cooking up their legs. But it’s fun and educational to live vicariously through Klein as he does those things.
All of his films look at what he eats from a local and sustainable view. "The Perennial Plate" is now in its second season. The first season was shot over the course of one year in Minnesota. The new season, which began on May 9, will take place across America, “bringing the audience along for stories of urban gardens, long drives, blood, hunting and guts…” Sounds like there’s a little something for everyone there, doesn’t it?
Episode 52 introduces the second season that will have an episode every week about “cool, delicious, local food in America.”
I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on season one, and I’ll be following along with "The Perennial Plate" throughout season two. Will you?