A road trip across Spain isn't diners and gas station hot dogs—it's long lunches with wine and a plate of jamón. We just spent two weeks traveling by car to the four corners of Spain. Catch the entire journey in this three minute food extravaganza!
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Before departing on our two-week trip through Sri Lanka, I knew very little besides the beaches and MIA's music. But after the adventure, we fell in love with the country. Two weeks is never enough to get to know a place but it gives you a good idea. We discovered the many uses of coconut, the ubiquitous rice and curry, and a culture of generosity. Watch this video to get a taste of the food and sites of Sri Lanka.
Each day in Mumbai, a group of men called Dabbawallas transport 175,000 homemade lunches from Indian homes to their family members' offices. They carry the tiffens ("lunch containers") on their heads, on bicycles, on trains and even across the tracks to get to the offices where husbands and sons of the ladies who prepared the food are awaiting lunch. Despite the various modes of transport, the lunches always arrive on time.
"Soil possesses such importance, that without it, life is impossible. In one spoon of soil, there are billions of lives," says farmer/philosopher Bhaskar Save in this video. We spent two days with him in India, being inspired by his beautiful philosophy. He believes farming should be done with non-violence. That means no tilling, no pesticides, no meat.
On our recent trip to India (side note: you've seen this, right?), we got a wake-up call from environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva on the reality of these issues and how they can impact farmers to the point of suicide.
What's the first Vietnamese food that pops to mind for you? Phở? Bánh mì? Spring rolls? All of these are quintessential dishes to be sure—and you've already knocked off three of the 20 in this list—but we've only just begun.
India is a huge country where every state, city, and village has its own unique food, culture, and people. How do you condense it all into a 3-minute video? Watch and see.
Meet Lifen Yang, a young woman who's part of an effort to bring healthy and organic food to Kunming, a city in the Yunnan Province of China.
I'm a big fan of rooftop films and have made a point of sharing them in videos in order to share what rooftop amazingness is possible. It may be old hat in America, but in China, where food scares and the dangers of pesticides and pollution are only beginning to show their true colors, the new farming movement is just blossoming.
The rice terraces of YuanYang in southern China are a manmade wonder. Built into the steep hillsides, this 1,300-year old system can't be farmed by machine, but functions in more sustainable ways than any farm I've seen.
Here are my food highlights from a two-week trip across China with travel partner Intrepid Travel. From rice fields and fried bees to pigs' blood tofu and skyscraper farms...China is an adventure. If you leave this video without a desire for the incredible food of China, you aren't human.
Making udon noodles is serious business. Upon first glance, it seems like a country pasta dough (flour, water, salt) but this is a dough you have to work. So much so, you actually need to use your feet to flatten it out. In this video you'll see this traditional technique performed by a farmer and chef outside of Tokyo who's been making udon for 45 years.
I spent the last month traveling around Japan and China with an Intrepid Travel guide/translator, taking pictures and filming video of the most delicious food, the amazing people, and the incredible sights for the newest season of The Perennial Plate. Watch this video postcard from Japan, a montage of the two weeks we spent eating and traveling around.