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An American Food Trip

In May of 2011, our friends Daniel and Mirra of The Perennial Plate set out across the country to tell the stories of Real Food in America. They traveled across the country and made 50 short films (one a week) for a year. This video collects some of their favorite moments from the road. As they explain it:

“A little over a year ago we left on our “Real Food Road Trip.” We traveled over 23,000 miles across 43 states: down a canyon in Utah and up a mountain in Washington, underwater in California and into the tomato fields of Florida, in the mouth of a Mississippi Catfish and the poems of a Maine seaweed harvester. We ate wild boar and geoduck, picked apricots that tasted like warm pie and downed 12 types of bugs (some of which we caught ourselves). We made friends with an Apostolic family in Ohio and rednecks (self-described) in Arkansas. We heard stories of Americans from generations past and others just off the boat. We were inspired and saddened by what we saw, heard and experienced.”

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