Is it ethical to eat meat? Jay Bost recently won a New York Times essay contest for his reasoning for the ethical carnivore, but novelist Jonathan Saffron Foer (who was a judge of the essay contest) believes that ethics distract from the real issue, which is animal cruelty on factory farms. Noted LA chef Suzanne Goin is fighting against the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production which consumes 70 percent of the antibiotics on the market. Chef Chris Cosentino is an ardent carnivore and noted "pork-a-vore." He serves raw pork sashimi at Umamicatessen in Downtown LA. chef Micah Wexler of Mezze details how to make his near-famous pastrami at home. Jonathan Gold enjoys Welsh rarebit at The Pikey in Hollywood and food writer Hank Shaw goes foraging for wild berries to put in his summer pies. Plus, Laura Avery is on special assignment reporting live from farmer Ruben Mkrtchyan's melon farm near Onyx, California. She also interviews author and fruit expert Steve Facciola who is growing melons with Mkrtchyan as part of a trial run.
Is It Ethical to Eat Meat?; Welsh Rarebit; Foraging for Pie
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Pastrami at Home
Micah Wexler is the chef-partner at Mezze in West Hollywood. His house-made pastrami (only available on Sundays at Mezze) has garnered him quite a bit of attention. We...
9 min, 6 sec
Is It Ethical to Eat Meat?
In March of 2012 the New York Times held an essay contest asking readers to respond to the statement , "Why it's ethical to eat meat." Jay Bost, a teacher at Warren Wilson...
7 min, 54 sec
Supermoms against Superbugs
Suzanne Goin is a noted LA chef. Along with her partner Caroline Styne she owns Lucques , AOC and Tavern . Goin was invited to Washington, DC earlier this year as part...
6 min, 1 sec
Foraging for Pie
Hank Shaw is the author of Hunt, Gather, Cook and the blogger behind Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook . He explains how to forage for wild elderberries which are ripe this...
8 min, 19 sec
Special Farm Report
This week the Market Report goes on the road to Canebreak Valley near Onyx, California. Laura Avery visits Ruben Mkrtchyan, an Armenian farmer who has been seduced by the...
7 min, 4 sec
An Argument against Eating Animals
In 2010 Evan interviewed Jonathan Safran Foer about his book Eating Animals and his decision to become a vegetarian. For Foer, it was never an issue of ethics but one of...
3 min, 34 sec
Welsh Rarebit on Sunset Blvd
Jonathan Gold reviews The Pikey on Sunset Boulevard. He says of all the gastro-pubs to open this year, this one feels the most British. Perhaps it's because they are...
6 min, 44 sec