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Video: Egg Restaurant's Vegetable Farm in Upstate New York

Egg is a little restaurant in Williamsburg that started as a Southern brekkie spot (hello, artisan scrapple) then eventually added lunch and dinner service, and now has a six-acre farm upstate. Chef George Weld didn't want to replace the farmers he'd been working with already, he just wanted to understand the food system better. While the restaurant started out pretty pork-crazy, they're now more veggie-driven. More

Video: Behind the Scenes at a Slaughterhouse in Upstate NY

For one of her the latest Food Curated videos, Liza de Guia spent two days in Hartwick, New York, with Larry Althiser, the owner and head meat cutter for Larry's Custom Meats. "It's a story I wanted to tell, a good story about a proud butcher open to teaching his trade," said de Guia, even though she was a little jittery the night before the shoot. "Slaughterhouses must exist...but there's a right and wrong way to do it." More

Video: Bar Snacks Get a Makeover in Brooklyn

"Packaged of unshelled sunflower seeds. C'mon bars, gross. And boring!" says Agatha Kulaga of Ovenly, a creative kitchen in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Agatha and her friend Erin Patinkin started the company about a year ago after being fed up with the predictable freebie bar munchies. They've crafted their own playful takes, like "the ultimate beer nut," a medley of peanuts, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay, and bacon fat. They're really into bacon fat. More

Video: Bison Farming on Long Island

In the latest video from Food Curated, Liza de Guia meets Ed Tuccio, a farmer on the North Fork of Long Island who's been raising bison for over 30 years. He's part of a small movement of passionate farmers working to bring bison back. It's actually not a bad time to be a bison farmer. There's a growing demand for the meat and prices have doubled. After this taping, Liza polished off a bison burger and walked away thinking, why don't I eat this more often? More

Video: Brooklyn's P&H Soda Co. Revives Soda Fountain Tradition

According to Anton Nocito, founder of P&H Soda Co., there used to be "hundreds of thousands of soda fountains in the U.S." but that number has dwindled to two- or three-hundred. Nocito hopes to revive the old-timey tradition with the soda syrups he creates at his Brooklyn-based company. "I'm absolutely positive there's going to be a renaissance in soda fountains," he says in this video by Food Curated's Liza de Guia. More

Video: The Red Hook Food Vendors

One of our favorite filmmakers, Liza DeGuia of Food Curated, just dropped another great video today — this one on the food vendor scene in Brooklyn's Red Hood neighborhood. The vendors originally sprang up some 40 years ago to serve area Latinos who came out on weekends to play soccer and baseball on the numerous fields there. Through the years, the vendors have gained citywide renown and now folks from all over NYC's five boroughs make the trek on weekends to eat food from trucks representing various Latin-American nations. More

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