The Plate is Political
I've mentioned the panel discussion between New York Times food writer Mark Bittman and local chef Jose Andres a couple of times on the blog. Well, I'm doing it again. But this time, I've got the video!
I'm particularly taken with Bittman's opening statement: He retells the long and winding process that eventually brought him to view food choices as a political -- and more than that, policy -- decision. His evolution has been pretty similar to my own. A report here. An article there. A nagging feeling that beans are a pretty viable alternative to flesh. And one day, you find yourself unhappily looking at your plate and feeling guilty. Frankly, you know better. And if you know better, it's hard to escape the conclusion that you should be acting better. Not necessarily perfectly. But better.
May 21, 2009; 10:00 AM ET
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