Our love of food makes our love for Perennial Plate not only easy, but natural. The traveling filmmakers, Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, eat for a living, documenting their adventures through short films that are as beautiful as they are informative. Though their subjects span from Spanish roadtrips to Moonshine and Molasses, there’s a common denominator: sustainable eating. Who knew coconut had a nose, let alone a tail?
Right now we’re in Minnesota.
Though we would much prefer to be in Minnesota (we travel a lot, so it’s good to be home), spending time with family.
Our email correspondence with new friends from the road is our most treasured travel souvenir; we don’t really collect physical souvenirs as our luggage is too full of camera equipment.
Favorite shopping destination: Japanese grocery stores.
Mirra: If you’re in China, don’t miss stinky tofu.
Daniel: If you’re in Japan, don’t miss high-end sushi.
Curiosity and alcohol is the best way/place to connect with locals.
Favorite airport and why? Beijing is the most beautiful, but the employees act like you just insulted their grandmother.
Best memory of a trip with kids—either from your own childhood or with your own kids:
Mirra: Going to France with my dad when I was 12 and only eating spaghetti with butter.
Daniel: Playing soccer with locals in Nepal as a 5 year old.
Most out-of-character travel experience? Daniel: I sometimes drink Coke when I’m traveling. It’s forbidden at all other times.
Favorite foreign tradition:
Daniel: The Ethiopian Coffee ceremony.
Mirra: The ambiguous Indian head shake.
Travel has taught us to be trusting.
Photo courtesy of Perennial Plate