Is The World Better Off With Celebrity Chefs? Bourdain, Pépin, And Hong Kong Gardeners.

While working on a new post, I often like to scrawl through what’s happening in the blogosphere and discover a comet, orbiting planet or an emerging galaxy–today is one of the emerging galaxy days, I think. Throughout Dan Barber’s new book The Third Plate, he’s constantly wondering if chefs like himself are part of the solution to degraded soil, overfished oceans, monocultures seeding out of control, and Americans who have lost their tastebuds.  It’s a good question and I found two well-known chefs who offer their views on our current food culture and the media.  Then, and this is part of my emerging solar system, maybe the sustainable answer has more to do with cooking at home and farming in the city–I offer “Hong Kong’s Guerrilla Gardeners” through one of my favorite blogs Roads and Kingdoms.  Bon Appétit!


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