Perennial Plate was founded by Daniel Klein and is headed by himself and his partner, whom brilliantly films and co-produces the Perennial Plate episodes, Mirra Fine. Together they have created a superlative, in terms of topic, mini-documentary series–a gastronomic journey that explores North American and global food systems. Rather than another form of media embracing the hedonistic side of food and dining, they have created a place to showcase sustainability efforts and the deep-rooted culture around independent farming and food. The work they have pumped out over the years contains nothing but heart, energizing perspective and has earned them several awards, including the James Beard Award for Excellence.
They had me on day one when they launched their initial doc series in 2010, Perennial Plate; however, now is the time to celebrate –join with me in my ecstatic and childish excitement–their newly released PBS series, titled The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast. Checkout their first episode below, and if you’re interested in exploring more of Perennial Plate’s work, find them here.