Photos From Fresh Off The Vine by Kavanah Anderson
Vittles Pick: OBA-CHAN by Mackenzie Sheppard — A touching and beautiful vignette of a 85 year old Japanese farmer that will make you smile when she says ”Apparently I am very strong!”
Orange Correctional Inmate Wayne Crocker, Jr., folds fine linen napkins into a fan shape for the annual volunteer dinner. Photo by D.L. Anderson
Vittles is proud to present our most recent documentary short “Cook School" - a profile of the popular food service tech. program for the inmates of Orange Correctional Center in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
This project was made possible with the support of the Southern Foodways Alliance and INDY Week. Thanks y’all.
Watch Cook School (5:58)
Vittles contributor’s D.L. Anderson and Mikel Barton recently spent a day in prison, filming food services instructor Nancy Gould and her students as they prepared and catered a volunteer appreciation dinner at Orange Correctional Center in Hillsborough, N.C. The forthcoming short doc is being produced in partnership with INDY Week and the Southern Foodways Alliance.
A long-time inspiration for our own work, SFA selected the Vittles story pitch as one of ten web-ready docs to support for a series that will be presented on their site in mid-May. Brooke Darrah Shuman will be editing the piece with a soundtrack by Orange Correctional’s own Ready Singers, pictured above.
Photo by D.L. Anderson
Brussel sprouts, cucumber, tomato - by Andy Ellison
A sharp knife is all we need to see the inside of our food, but a high-powered MRI scanner can provide a memorizing look at the anatomy of what we eat. Andy Ellison works at the BU medical school in Boston and over the past few months he’s been sharing some fantastic animated gifs of his calibration and quality control scans using assorted fruits, vegetables and other plants. Check out more on his blog: Inside Insides (http://insideinsides.blogspot.com/)