Documentary Stories

These stories profile a wide diversity of individuals whose lives center around the subject of food. These authentic stories are filmed in a cinema verité style: unscripted, and told in the voice of the subject. We strive to capture the essence of those we feature along with a faithful measure of their relevant pursuits.
What the Heck Is Mead?

What the heck is mead?

Awhile ago I was on a personal quest to find out about mead. Locally, I began to see tastings and classes pop-up. I knew it was an ancient beverage made from honey – but what did it really taste like? Was it as sugary sweet as drinking honey nectar?

This is what I found out!

Debbie Dean-the Artist, featured artisan in Cooking Up a Story's new online store.

Debbie Dean-the Artist

Cooking Up a Story introduces its new online store with a story about Debbie Dean, one of the exciting artisans whose products they are now featuring.

A Low-Tech Organic Chestnut Farmer (video)

A Low-Tech Organic Chestnut Farmer

For chestnut farmer Chris Foster, providing his community high quality, organic chestnuts with lesser impact on the environment is a win-win for everyone.

Creating a Pesticide Free Neighborhood

Creating a Pesticide Free Neighborhood

Mulysa Melco seeks to transform her Portland Overlook neighborhood into a pesticide free zone to protect the health of her community—especially young children and babies.