CULINARY CONVERSATIONS – FARM-TO-TABLE
Observation: As with The French Connection discussion of the day before, a large audience showed up to hear Edmund Wong, Bradley Ogden, Rick (Fishboy) Moonen and Paul Bartolotta debate the changes in the American diet and restaurant cooking brought about by the rise of organic farming, sustainable fisheries, and the farm-to-table movement. Wong held his own with the superstars on the panel, as everything from the plague of Chilean Sea Bass to efforts of Las Vegas chefs to source local herbs and produce was discussed.
Criticism: Americans have the worst eating habits on earth.
ELV Highlight: Being able to get a word in edgewise between Paul B. and Rick M.
Click here to read this week’s NYTimes article on the same subject.