Evan talks to eighth generation Italian butcher Dario Cecchini about his decision to enter the family business. We learn how one New Yorker managed to fit two years of her trash in one 16-ounce Mason jar. Plus, we look at LA Kitchen, an ambitious project that aims to create jobs, curb food waste and feed an aging population.
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Dario Cecchini is an eighth generation butcher. He lives and works in Panzano, a small town in Tuscany where he runs the local butcher shop, Antica Macelleria Cecchini. He reflects upon his decision to enter the family business and the importance of respecting the animals that enter his shop.
Music: "Dos" by Carols Libedinksy
Forty percent of food in the US goes uneaten. Dana Gunders, scientist at the National Resources Defense Council, examines the root cause of food waste and what we can do to stop it. Her book, Waste Free Kitchen Handbook, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
Music: "All I Want" by Kodaline
Lauren Singer's blog is called Trash is for Tossers. All of her trash from the last two years fits in one sixteen ounce mason jar. She takes us through what it's like to live a zero-waste lifestyle.
Music: "Du Jour" by E1SBAR
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Terrine, a California brasserie from chef Kris Morningstar. He says this is a restaurant where chefs like to eat.
8265 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
He recommends the charcuterie plate; foie gras terrine; pig's ear salad; garbure.
Music: "Una Cantina" by Intended Immigration
Ryan Sutton is one of two restaurant critics at Eater New York. His review of Per Se in December of 2014 described a restaurant out of touch with the modern age of fine dining. He discusses the challenge of negatively reviewing an icon and describes how the notion of fine dining has shifted to casual environments and even longer tasting menus.
Music: "Bring Out Your Dead" by Beautiful Small Machines