Real Food Road Trip

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Perennial Plate crew has wrapped up its second season, a year-long adventure across America dubbed the “Real Food Road Trip.” In this online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating, they recorded 7 Terabytes of footage, travelled 23,000 miles across 42 states and made 50 short films about good food (one a week) for a year.

The short films are fantastic little bites following the culinary explorations of chef and activist Daniel Klein and cameragirl Mirra Fine, hoping to inspire viewers to appreciate and understand where good food comes from and how to enjoy it. The 5- to 10-minute films run the gamut from adventurous urban gardens to moonshine-making, dumpster-diving to pickling to goat-raising, and they are fun to watch, though I admit the bloodier episodes were sobering, albeit in a good way.

Aside from my jealousy problem with it, (Hello? Eating my way across America? Yeah, I’d hit that.) I found the series moving and inspiring, and it was just plain beautiful to see all the faces of real food: young and old, rich and poor, city and country. The videos are all available on their web site , and a large collection of recipes as well. Great stuff.


Category: Entertainment, Food, Travel

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