About Cooking Up a Story
Cooking Up a Story offers professionally produced original, short videos about organic food, sustainable agriculture, food politics, ranchers, farmers, backyard gardening, cooking, recipes, and so much more.
We strive to provide an enlightened perspective on everything relating to our food system—from how to can fresh sardines to the debate over creating a sustainable future. Our unique videos and written posts are educational, and at times, inspirational.
We tell it like it is — and you’ll see in our video stories, the subjects speak for themselves without an on-air personality to frame their story to a given objective. We interview thought leaders and accomplished individuals from a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences who care deeply about food and the planet, and through their ideas and their work, perhaps too, a little bit of them will rub off on us.
One of our new projects is a YouTube channel and video series called Food.Farmer.Earth, which provides a series of weekly short videos around individual themes that follow the connections of our food web. The first two videos of the week (segments) center on cooking and the craft of cooking, along with documentary stories about those involved in the producing, growing, raising, processing, distributing, and procurement of food. We call our third weekly segment “Food Wisdoms,” because we hope by sharing our interviews with food artisans, farmers, and leaders in the sustainable food movement, we’ll walk away with additional knowledge to ponder and share with others.
Cooking Up a Story may be a salmon swimming upstream in a culture too-often devoted to frivolous entertainment and escapism. Our audience too swims against the flow, choosing carefully their sources for information; critically evaluating new information; above all—are of inquiring minds.
And so, we ask you to join us, on our continuing journey of new discovery and celebration— bringing the people behind our food, to life!
Rebecca & Fred