Zest

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.

Stories from Moshi
Stories from Moshi

There are just three cancer centers serving the 50 million people of Tanzania. These centers work with limited resources and equipment to battle what are slowly becoming the country's leading causes of death.

Being Human in Iceland

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.

Welcome Home

Hannah and Greg welcome their newborn baby son, Oliver, home for the first time.

Food Recovery Network

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.

Kilimanjaro Premium Coffee

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.

In the Black Hills

A group friends hike through the Black Hills, a 2.5 million acre ponderosa pine forest in southwest South Dakota.

Linzi & Gooi

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.

Fresh Air

A group of friends spend a spring break in the east Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

The Adventures of Mary

The Adventures of Mary is a follow-behind film about a few backyard adventures in Mankato, Minnesota and the Twin Cities.

Chicago in 60 Seconds

The sounds and sites of the windy city in under a minute.

Down the Buffalo River

Some friends disconnect and enjoy a kayak camping trip for 4 nights and 40 miles down the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas.

Zest
Stories from Moshi
Being Human in Iceland
Welcome Home
Food Recovery Network
Kilimanjaro Premium Coffee
In the Black Hills
Linzi & Gooi
Fresh Air
The Adventures of Mary
Chicago in 60 Seconds
Down the Buffalo River
Zest

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.

Stories from Moshi

There are just three cancer centers serving the 50 million people of Tanzania. These centers work with limited resources and equipment to battle what are slowly becoming the country's leading causes of death.

Being Human in Iceland

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.

Welcome Home

Hannah and Greg welcome their newborn baby son, Oliver, home for the first time.

Food Recovery Network

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.

Kilimanjaro Premium Coffee

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.

In the Black Hills

A group friends hike through the Black Hills, a 2.5 million acre ponderosa pine forest in southwest South Dakota.

Linzi & Gooi

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.

Fresh Air

A group of friends spend a spring break in the east Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

The Adventures of Mary

The Adventures of Mary is a follow-behind film about a few backyard adventures in Mankato, Minnesota and the Twin Cities.

Chicago in 60 Seconds

The sounds and sites of the windy city in under a minute.

Down the Buffalo River

Some friends disconnect and enjoy a kayak camping trip for 4 nights and 40 miles down the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas.

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