Daniel Klein

Daniel Klein is a chef, activist, and the filmmaker behind Perennial Plate. Follow him on Twitter at @perennialplate.

Minga Dynasty

Cooperative organic farming takes root in Kentucky

Nelson Escobar brought traditional ideas of collective, community-sustaining farming from his home in El Salvador to Louisville, Ky.

Pampas and circumstance

This Argentinian ranch sticks to the gaucho way of raising beef

Factory farms are replacing grass-fed beef in Argentina. Join Perennial Plate as they explore a ranch that's sticking to tried-and-true methods of cattle ranching.

Why growing chocolate in Mexico is an act of resistance

In Mexico, cocoa crops have nearly been wiped out. Watch a farmer and a chocolatier fight to bring it back.

One Mexican community raises its fortunes with oregano

The Oregano Caxtle Co-operative aims to keep labor and revenues in Mexico by cutting out "coyote" middlemen.

Pasta perfect: This Italian family grows heirloom grains

Italy is known for its pasta, but most flour in this country is homogenous and bleached. The Pedrini family grows heirloom grains through biodynamic farming.

This fish farm gives a portion of its product to predators

Veta La Palma takes sustainable fish farming to a whole new level.

Is foie gras always a faux pas? One family aims to humanely produce it

By reviving old techniques, a family farm in Spain produces foie gras without force-feeding ducks and geese.

In Sri Lanka, a tsunami-torn family still depends on the sea

In 2004, a tsunami killed eight members of this small fishing family. And yet today, they still fish because they have to do it to survive.

Coconuts, from nose to tail

Perennial Plate spent the day with a Sri Lankan family on their coconut plantation, where they showed all the humble coconut has to offer.