back to basics
As one of New York City’s most diverse boroughs, Brooklyn is recognized both as a cultural melting pot and as an emblem for the arts. Most recently however, its artistic and entrepreneurial spirit has given rise to a culinary-minded generation.
Preferring pop-up vendors, local markets and cooking classes to chain stores and unimaginative snack bars, Brooklynites are reigniting a passion for food and a passion for people. It is a community devoted to the simple, the local, the individual and the sustainable.
From homemade syrups and hand-crafted knives to biodynamic breweries and old-fashioned recipes for grandma’s relish, Brooklyn is quickly becoming a hub for people who crave “the real.”
The short film series, Made by Hand, (also based in Brooklyn) has set out to chronicle the innovative spirit that has taken hold. Each video pays tribute to the lives and livelihoods that are at the heart of the handmade movement, here and elsewhere.
Both artistic and informative, this inspirational endeavor discloses the untold stories that are revolutionizing our relationship to food, to craft and to the collective voice that carries us forward — one individual at a time. Text Beth Lauck