We loved tagging along with Daniel Klein of The Perennial Plate (via the wonders of free internet video) as he road-tripped around Minnesota over the past year, highlighting the very best of local, sustainable food statewide -- from foraging for morels to tapping maple trees to hunting squirrels (no joke). Basically, we want to be Daniel, but we'll settle for watching all his adventures instead (see the video above and you'll get what we mean).
Now Daniel's sights are set on the greater U.S. and, starting next week, we're thrilled to be posting a Perennial Plate recipe and episode (shot and edited from the road) every week, following their journey and vicariously eating, drinking, exploring -- and cooking! -- with Daniel and the characters he meets along the way.
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One more thing: he wants our help -- if you have tips on people doing amazing things with food (a seed saver? a food truck? an urban gardener?) along his route, please let him know here. And knowing you guys, you'll probably want to host an event with Perennial Plate. That can be arranged, here.
Chef & activist Daniel Klein and cameragirl Mirra Fine are road-tripping around the United States, filming and editing The Perennial Plate -- an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating -- as they go. See below for Perennial Plate's recipes, shared weekly with food52 from the road!