Around the world, chefs and farmers are using their culinary talents to do more than just nourish. They’re helping reshape society. In a small town in upstate Vermont, meet four men who have combined farming and business efforts to create a sustainable food infrastructure based on cooperation, not competition. Cross the globe to Hanoi, Vietnam and visit a center that gives street kids the skills they need to work in the restaurant industry. High above Oaxaca, Mexico, the native people of a village play unique roles in their agricultural system—from mushroom forager to potato farmer. And in the Gourmet test kitchen, editor in chief Ruth Reichl turns grilled cheese sandwiches from ordinary to extraordinary with locally sourced ingredients.