Supporting The Perennial Plate

As regular readers know I am a big supporter of the work Daniel and Mirra do at Perennial Plate.  I think I have posted almost every video they have ever made.

Given the times we live in they have felt the need to change direction for the summer, away from videos about food and sustainability to ones telling the stories of immigrants and refugees.

I always think it’s good to switch things up.

The idea of doing a targeted Facebook campaign is a unique (to me) idea and one way to try to get the “other side” to hear another view that may change their minds and, maybe, might even change how they vote (the cynic in my doubts this, but hey you don’t know unless you try!)  I for one am very excited about this new project and have donated.  I’d urge you to watch the Kickstarter video above and, if you feel as I did, help them to meet their goal.

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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