Perennial Plate on food52

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.

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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!


Gobee June 9, 2011
Sorry I missed you in New Orleans...
Cara E. May 16, 2011
This is so cool!
Sagegreen May 15, 2011
I do hope he can stop by Brattleboro VT and Amherst MA! Will have many suggestions given the particular season! What a great plan.
Cheryl May 15, 2011
You are going to love New Mexico!!!
mrslarkin May 15, 2011
And the squirrels live on. I love it! :) Maybe Daniel and Mirra could make a scone/gas pit stop at the Pound Ridge SconeOco on their way down to NYC....
edamame2003 May 14, 2011
i've been enjoying perennial plate's videos and so happy to be able to follow the new adventures here. one-stop food gawking! i can hardly believe how he does what he does and can't wait for the road trip!
betteirene May 14, 2011
I nominated thirschfield a while back; even though IN isn't on the posted route, I think a visit to Tom's farm would be a perfect way for Daniel and Mirra to end their trip.
fiveandspice May 13, 2011
Ohhhh, this makes me miss Minnesota and all the amazing farmers, fisherfolks, and cooks I know there. Well, I'm off to the website to suggest the cool food people I've met out here in New England - and also to watch all these episodes! So cool.
aargersi May 13, 2011
very cool. I can think of about 100 ideas just in Central texas!
DanaD May 13, 2011
Is he skipping AZ for political reasons? Just curious.
MrsWheelbarrow May 13, 2011
Fantastic. I've loved Daniel's work for so long and hope he'll stop for a Food52 welcome in the Mid-Atlantic.
Burnt O. May 13, 2011
How COOL. So many, many things for him to do here in the Mid-Atlantic! Crabbing, Rockfishing, the new Oyster Farms....we'll set him up!