The Makers

  1. "I aspire to be a sushi master of the bread & butter world. The 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' of bread and butter."

    Meet Dan Richer, the James Beard Rising Star chef semi-finalist and owner of Razza Pizza Artiginale in Jersey City, NJ. I remember his laugh the most. There's a quality, a character to it, as if he knows he's laughing at his own joke, poking fun at his own self-awareness. I find it charming, that Dan admits to being crazy. Crazy about ingredients. Crazy about sourcing. Crazy about everything that passes in and out of his kitchen. He is picky and meticulous to say the least. When he starts a new food project, he has to master it. "It's part of being a craftsman," he tells me. Part of his fight against mediocrity. To him, mediocrity serves no one. And maybe that's the mark of a true artisan, someone willing to go those extra lengths. To move towards perfection. Here at Razza's this design is in everything, especially in the bread & butter.
    Blink...and you'll miss the dish on Razza's menu. Miss it, and I'll feel truly sorry for you. It's special. Really special. Even now, I can remember spreading the soft, salted butter over the oven-warmed bread. An act of salivation! Every bite is pillowy, the butter uniquely grassy, tangy. The crust alive and darkly caramel. The slippery coat on your lips, triggers a need for more bread, more butter. You marvel that something so simple, so overlooked, could be so satisfying.

    To me, it's the most memorable dish on Dan's small menu, which says a lot coming from a restaurant with pizza in its name. And that's ok with Dan. While learning to make a better pizza, he got sucked into the rabbit hole of fermentation. Now, as you'll see, it's become his specialty. The bread & butter is Dan's greatest achievement, showcasing everything about food that's important to him. Enjoy his story.

    Thanks so much for supporting food. curated.! Happy eating!

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    Help protect the Penan tribe's rainforest home. Visit selungo.com to find out more and support the Penan Peace Park.

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    Only a few elders of Borneo’s Penan tribe still know how to make their unique hunting tool, the blowpipe. Balan is the last person in his village who practices the dying craft.

    This short film is an extract from the 30 minute documentary Sunset Over Selungo, which will be released online on September 22nd 2014.

    Watch the trailer here: vimeo.com/95975471

    Twitter: twitter.com/SelungoFilm

    Music: soimanislander.bandcamp.com

    100% of Tip Jar donations will go to Balan's village co-operative. The co-op works to benefit and strengthen the local community and preserve their ancestral home, the surrounding rainforest.

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  3. This short profile film on Nicholas DiChiara is the second of a series of three mini-documentaries that I took as a personal project. Nicholas is a talented metal artist from Philadelphia, from his small shop in Fishtown he makes beautiful custom made furniture, sculptures and stylish lighting fixtures designed and built with a modern industrial look.

    Please support this local artist:
    DiChiara Metal Art
    Phone: 908.892.4835
    facebook.com/dichiara.metal.art

    I have activated Tip Jar if you would like to consider donating towards future stories that need to be told.

    Eliu Cornielle – Producer/ Director/ DP/ Post production.
    Andrew Bilindabagabo – AC / Second camera

    Special thanks to the Stillmotion crew for their story telling series and the inspiration to get out and shoot.

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  4. This short profile film on Mike Wood is a personal project. Mike has been wood caving for over 35 years. Many of his pieces can be seen at the Elmwood Zoo in Norristown PA. Sometimes you don't have to go to far to find great histories, Mike lives very close to my house in Norristown and shooting this film was such a great experience and a great way to make a new friend in my neighborhood.

    Produced: by Eliu Cornielle
    Cameras: Eliu Cornielle and Andrew Bilindabagabo.

    Special thanks to the Stillmotion crew for their story telling series and the inspiration to get out and shoot.
    stillmotionblog.com/tag/storytelling/

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  5. Geoffrey Franklin runs Walnut Studiolo, where he makes wood and leather bicycle accessories by hand. He shares his thoughts on the design process and explains what it really means for something to be "handmade".

    You can learn more about Geoff's work at walnutstudiolo.com.

    Video by:
    SEAN GRASSO
    TRISTAN STOCH

    Audio by:
    RICHARD MURPHY

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The Makers

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These are the growers and the bakers. The builders. The cutters. The sanders and the polishers.

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