A taste of Vietnam [VIDEO] | Grist

A taste of Vietnam [VIDEO] | Grist

A Taste of Vietnam from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.

We are interrupting our weekly Perennial Plate episodes to bring you a quick adventure through the streets of Vietnam. Last month, we were invited to go on an Intrepid Travel trip to this fascinating country for two weeks. Our assignment was to document this food-focused journey across the country and we’re really proud of the video that came out of it. Also: Here is a winter version of a classic Vietnamese recipe.

Daniel Klein is a chef, activist, and filmmaker living in Minneapolis. He’s cooked in the restaurants of Thomas Keller, Fergus Henderson, and Tom Colicchio and has directed, filmed, edited and produced projects on various issues including oil politics and the development industry in Africa (What are we doing here? which has aired on TV, in theaters, and at festivals worldwide).

Since March, Daniel has been documenting his culinary, agricultural aand hunting adventures on film in a series called The Perennial Plate, featuring long winters, urban gardens, ice fishing, slaughterhouses, foraging for wild edibles, and more. Follow him on twitter @perennialplate.