After learning to cook at his mother’s bed and breakfast, Daniel went on to work and train at many of the world’s top restaurants. His culinary education brought him to Spain, France, England, India and New York, where he has worked and trained at top Michelin starred restaurants including The Fat Duck (Heston Blumenthal), St. John (Fergus Henderson), Mugaritz (Andoni Luis Aduriz), Bouchon (Thomas Keller), Applewood (David Shea) and Craft (Tom Collichio). After graduating from NYU, Daniel also pursued a career in film. He has directed, filmed, edited and produced projects on various issues including the development industry in Africa ( “What are we doing here?”) and oil politics. Daniel is a 2013 James Beard Award winner and the founder of The Perennial Plate.
The Bay Area episode of the new series, The Victory Garden's Edible Feast airs on KQED Plus TV Saturday, January 24 at 4pm. Watch a preview clip of the episode featuring the Mandela Foods Coop in Oakland.
Gleaning is the collection and use of excess food from farms. In this episode, we participate in gleaning with the organization, Farm to Pantry in Healdsburg, CA and use the produce to cook at a homeless shelter and rehab center.
Daniel Klein shares his story about how The Perennial Plate, a documentary series chronicling sustainable and adventurous food in Minnesota was conceived. View his two-part Bunnies episode-- Rabbit Terrine recipe included.