SOURCE: The Perennial Plate

The Perennial Plate

March 16, 2011 10:06 ET

The Perennial Plate Announces Cross-Country Sustainable Food Series

Online Food Show Asks Audience for National Food Stories After Completing a Year of Episodes

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - The Perennial Plate, a unique and controversial online food documentary series, celebrated its one-year anniversary of discovering and documenting sustainable food in Minnesota. With the completion of "A Year in Minnesota," The Perennial Plate announced plans for a cross-country series beginning this spring as well as the launch of a new website: www.theperennialplate.com

Starting as a small Minnesota-based series, The Perennial Plate has grown into a nationally followed show with over 12,000 weekly views and syndication on The Huffington Post, Grist.org, and Serious Eats. Each week Chef Daniel Klein, formerly of: Bouchon (Thomas Keller), The Fat Duck (Heston Blumenthal) and Craft (Tom Collichio), delves into topics as diverse as squirrel hunting, nose-to-tail cooking, foraging, organic farming, and harvesting road kill. The first 52 episodes (each 5 to 15 minutes in length) boast the unique accomplishment of bringing Minnesota culinary, agricultural and outdoorsmanship to the national stage. Chef Klein gives viewers an up close look at the reality of food in America and the people who are changing that landscape.

"One of the coolest shows I've seen in years. This is the real thing and I love the Perennial Plate."
 -
Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods)

Building off the first season's success, Chef Klein will set off from Minnesota on this "Good Food" road trip to discover great culinary stories around the country. For this six-month journey, Klein and his vegetarian cameraman will continue their ambitious quest to farm, hunt, cook, drink and eat with local food heroes from Minnesota to Louisiana, Oregon to Maine, Georgia to Colorado to California...and back. To find these stories, The Perennial Plate has asked their audience to submit their local food stories via the website.

Share the adventure and discover the heart of sustainable food. This "Good Food" journey begins May 9th -- join us on the road: www.theperennialplate.com

"Fascinating and Captivating" - The Huffington Post

"Daniel has transformed his love of cooking into a web series that
I find both insightful and informative"
- Thomas Keller (The French Laundry)

For more information, interviews or to receive a press kit, please contact mirra@theperennialplate.com