As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been slowly reading through a book called Superdove about the history of the pigeon in different cultures and societies. One of the things I learned more about was the business of pigeon farming for consumption. In Chinese culture, squab has been a dish around for ages, but only recently has [...]
The Perennial Plate travels to Beijing and Hong Kong to get a glimpse at what China is doing in its dense urban environments to bring farming back to city life. Rooftop farms are becoming a thing here. Another one that I know of in Hong Kong is HK FARM.
Jason Ring from Dark Rye on Vimeo. With limited funds, Jason Ring bought 100 meat chickens and 50 laying hens to start a local community microfarm which has helped his family wean off processed foods. A pretty remarkable story of how a few chickens can change a person’s life.
The Farmer and The Bluefin from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo. Definitely not for the faint of heart (some scenes are pretty graphic), but if you’re curious at all about how bluefin tuna are now raised in farms in Japan, this is the video to watch. The fish are a lot bigger than I expected.