A roundup of interesting stuff:
- Via Grist — check out this sweet and fabulous video clip from My Name is Earl. Please Respect the Meat
- There’s a terrific profile of chef John Besh at the New York Times today.
- And if you want an endless debate over the Next Iron Chef, check out Michael Ruhlman’s blog (I’m rooting for Michael Symon — he just seems like he’s having so much fun and his cooking rocks, but I can completely see Besh doing the Iron Chef scowl and pulling out his inner Marine in Kitchen Stadium).
And in Alice Waters/Ameya Preserve news:
- Barbara Fisher at Tigers and Strawberries has an interesting post on Alice Waters and the hostile reaction she got in the comments section at Salon. There’s a tiny bit about the Ameya dustup as well.
- SF Eater and SFCurbed both point out that apparently Ameya donated 500K to the Slow Food Nation event that’s planned for San Francisco next spring.
For the record, as I said over at Ethicurean, I admire Alice Waters to no end — she’s done great things for American food, and the Edible Schoolyards is a terrific project. However, there is a problematic disconnect going on when somehow sustainability is considered a luxury, and is being shilled as an amenity in a second-home development (not a “community” — community is town, is public. Behind the gate, it’s a development). I don’t care how many solar panels you put on it, a 5000 square foot home that no one lives in most of the time is not sustainable.