# 4 and # 5: At Needle Point & Mama Adrienne

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 3.42.50 PMSorry I missed yesterday I forgot I had a dinner party and totally overwhelmed so today I give two videos from the Real Food Media Contest.

At that link you can vote for your favorite and watch all of them at once.  I wanted to highlight these wonderful short films here on a daily basis so each one had time to sink in and be re-watched.  I’ve seen them all now several times and I am really having a hard time finding one that sticks out as “the best” as they are all so good.

I grouped these two together today as they both deal with struggle and hope.  One in urban America the other in the Congo.Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 3.43.35 PM

At Needle Point | 2015 Real Food Contest Finalist from Real Food Media Project on Vimeo.

Mama Adrienne | 2015 Real Food Media Contest Finalist from Real Food Media Project on Vimeo.

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Food Video # 4 of the Real Food Media Contest

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FOOD | 2015 Real Food Media Contest Finalist from Real Food Media Project on Vimeo.

This is a fun animated food video which shows food talking about food thoughts and preferences ;-)   6 more to go.  To vote or watch them all go here.Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 11.46.05 PM Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 11.45.41 PM

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Our Work is Life: Real Food Media Video # 3

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Our Work Is Life | 2015 Real Food Media Contest Finalist from Real Food Media Project on Vimeo.

Today’s video is about how poorly farm workers are treated and the movement that has risen up to help change that.  this is 3 of 10 if you want to vote or binge watch go here.

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Soft Slaughter: Real Food Media Video Contest Video #2

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Soft Slaughter | 2015 Real Food Media Contest Finalist from Real Food Media Project on Vimeo.

As I mentioned yesterday each day I am going to post one of the videos nominated for the Real Food Media Contest. To binge watch them or to vote go here.  Here is yesterdays video, come back tomorrow for the next installment!

I really love this video, I think the narrator is very compassionate and proves, yet again, why eating meat can be a humane sustainable way to eat as long as the animals are raised with love and killed painlessly with compassion.

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The Victory Garden Edible Feast Episode 2

If you missed episode 1 you can watch it here.

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The Top 10 Real Media Short Films

Real Food Media is having a short food film contest.  Each film is only a couple of minutes long, each one about food in some way.  Subjects range from women in the Congo building better lives for themselves by growing their own food to a crazy Snail farmer in Vienna.

You can binge watch all of them and then vote for your favorite here.  Or you can watch one each day right here on Urbanfoodguy.  I loved them all and think it’s going to be really tough trying to figure out which one to vote for!   After viewing them all I thought it would be a good idea to feature one a day here to give each one there do.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 12.59.10 PM

Growing Good Bugs | 2015 Real Food Media Contest Finalist from Real Food Media Project on Vimeo.

This video is about how good bugs can be used to combat other bad bugs and create a natural balance in farming with the ultimate goal of eliminating pesticides.  I choose this as the first one as it continues the discussion started this week in the price of organic conversation in the expensive grapefruit post.  Annoyingly all these videos are locked, click the link to go to Vimeo to view.

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Happy Chinese New Year! Why I Love NYC Reason #1

So my friend Pam and I meet regularly in Chinatown for lunch. She works in the financial district, I live on the lower east side which puts Chinatown in the middle.

Thursday a lot of places were closed for the New Years, luckily our new favorite Malaysian place (New Malaysia Restaurant)  was open and halfway through dinner this happened:

NYC is, even after all these years, filled with the unexpected, not that a dragon  dancing in your restaurant at lunch time during Chinese New Year is so out of the ordinary, but it made my day.

After almost 29 years of living here I love that I can still be surprised and delighted. Which is my #1 thing about living in NYC that has kept life here so exciting, interesting and unpredictable, everyday something else is going to surprise you. It’s a guarantee.

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