I Tell My Children: A New Video From Perennial Plate

While watching this really beautifully shot new video from the Perennial Plate folks I kept trying to imagine what it must be like for kids to grow up in a place and with parents who did not give them every new thing as it came out onto the market.  How do these kids live without an iPhone or more to the point: How do the parents babysit and get their kids to shut up without shoving a phone in their face so they can watch Frozen for the umpteenth time?

The answer is quite simple and I think very inspiring.  Although I don’t imagine most New Yorker’s are going to give up their creature comforts to move to a remote rural area anytime soon, I have the utmost admiration for this family, their way of life and the hard work they do daily to make it work.  I also really liked the mom’s message of how in this family the kids get to see their mom every day and be with them because she hasn’t taken work outside of the home.  I wish this video had been longer I would like to know more.  Do they sell at a market or to a restaurant?  Is the dad around and does he work outside of the farm?

Mostly thought what I thought was: damn doesn’t that meal look delicious?

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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