Monday 21 November 2016

Feature: The Perennial Plate documents Ireland's food stories

Husband and wife Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine are the filmmakers behind The Perennial Plate, an award-winning online documentary series about sustainable food producers around the world.

They partnered with Fáilte Ireland and visited our little island in September and October to capture the stories of various Irish food producers in Fáilte's three destination brands: Dublin, the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East. They met food producers, restaurateurs and fishermen across the three areas, filming ten episodes in total. With The Perennial Plate's wide reach this is a great opportunity to highlight Irish food to an international audience.

The first episode was released last week, featuring McGrath family butchers in Lismore, Co. Waterford where the family have their farm and their own abattoir attached to their shop. The episode is beautifully shot and shows the reality of a traditional butcher shop. Warning, it's quite graphic and not for the squeamish but it's beautifully authentic!

I'd recommend watching The Perennial Plate's upcoming episodes  about Ireland as well as following their blog which shows some 'behind the scenes' footage.

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