Lauren Grant is a Des Moines food writer and culinary scientist whose recipes are informed by her experiences living with an eating disorder. She's learned to reimagine what food means to her, with an emphasis on seasonality and the sense of community and culture that food can inspire.
A father and daughter bake cookies together on a Sunday afternoon.
Anna shows off her pizza-making skills, with a few dance moves thrown in.
From the central highlands to the coastal lowlands, from the canyons carved out by rivers to the mountainside pastures filled with sheep, Iceland is a country of unmatched geographic diversity. As a human among all that grandeur, the world feels like the biggest playground. Three friends spend a week driving the coastline and camping among the stars and northern lights.
Next Course is a branch of the Food Recovery Network at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Students and faculty work to reduce food waste by donating leftover dining center food to local shelters and pantries.
A portrait of early winter in the hills of central Iowa.
A short movement piece inspired by the attraction of insects to sources of light.
A man rummages through the boxes of a broken past.
A group of friends hike through the Black Hills, a 2.5 million acre ponderosa pine forest in southwest South Dakota.
Two souls weave through the rooms of a gutted 1900s hotel to Cold Wave by Dear Criminals.
When you cross North Rampart Street into New Orleans’ French Quarter, you enter a world of overflowing life and sound. The walls that enclose this district incubated the growth of jazz music in its infancy, and one can sense that all the layers of paint have been made powerful by generations of brass commotion ricocheting off them.
The sounds and sites of the windy city in under a minute.
Hannah and Greg welcome their newborn baby son, Oliver, home for the first time.
In downtown Moshi, Tanzania, Joel Mtunga and his sisters roast and package coffee with beans from coffee farms located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro just down the road.
A group of friends spend a spring break in the east Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
The Adventures of Mary is a follow-behind film about a few backyard adventures in Mankato, Minnesota and the Twin Cities.
Some friends disconnect and enjoy a kayak camping trip for 4 nights and 40 miles down the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas.
In the time I’ve been friends with Linzi and Gooi, I watched them meet, fall in love, and eventually get married. Shortly after their wedding, they had a small reception with close friends and family.
A self-prescribed story about depression, told in six chapters and 3000 miles.