sustainability


No Fracking Way: Join NY Chefs at Anti-Fracking Fundraiser in Brooklyn, 7/26

On Thursday, July 26, Brooklyn Winery will host Taste of The Marcellus at Brooklyn Winery to benefit New Yorkers Against Fracking and Chefs for the Marcellus. Featuring dishes from chefs Michael Anthony (Gramercy Tavern), Zak Pelaccio (Fatty ‘Cue), Bill Telepan (Telepan), Chris Santos (The Stanton Social), and other culinary luminaries, the event, sponsored by StarChefs, will be [...]

OpenTable Restaurants Serving Sustainable Seafood: Find One Near You!

It seems the higher we raise our collective consciousness and educate ourselves about our food sources, the harder it can be to navigate a restaurant menu and enjoy a guilt-free meal (or is that just me?). Some experts believe that red meat will one day become as verboten as smoking, and while everyone seems to [...]

Top Chef Texas Episode 9: Chef Ed ‘Swiss Miss’ Hardy on McGee, Magic + Meat

Straight from the slopes of Switzerland, we’re rehashing the latest episode of Top Chef: Texas and some other Very Big Issues with Ed Hardy of Red Rooster Harlem. Happy New Year! I think you spent it abroad, and, luckily, we had a repeat last week. Where were you, and why doesn’t that country have U.S. cable? I was in Switzerland [...]

Printers as Chef; Chicago’s The Pump Room Returns; Restaurants Will Save Our Fish; Rayner Mad Over G9 Manifesto; Chef Sedlar Returns; Lakshmi Bores

Dining and restaurant news… * Fishing for answers. Restaurants may hold the key to the sustainable seafood movement. [Forest Grove News Times] * Meet chef Hewlett Packard. Printers can now make food. I’m not kidding. [SmartPlanet] * Pump up the volume. Iconic Chicago restaurant The Pump Room is ready for its close up — and [...]

Trendspotting: Awful Offal; Fish Goes Green; Forkage Fees Make Author See Red; Restaurant Diners to See Fewer Tomatoes, and More

* It’s the awful side of offal as Rocky Mountain oysters show up on more menus. Blech. [The Atlantic] * Move over green eggs and ham: Fish is getting in on the action as well. [Chicago Tribune] * A restaurant asked Cake Bible author Rose Levy Beranbaum to fork over cash for a “forkage” fee [...]

Trendspotting: Foraging for Food; Mixology with Meals; Pigs; Pop Rocks; Pop-Up Restaurants; Sharks; Sustainable Restaurants, and More

In food-related news from the blogosphere and your favorite food sections… * Forget singing for your supper; it’s all about searching for it these days, thanks to a renewed interest in foraged ingredients. I don’t mind the practice, but this word is beginning to crop up on menus everywhere and it’s driving me a bit [...]