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% of the antibiotics on the market. Chef and cookbook author 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.
This Week on Good Food: Is It Ethical to Eat Meat?, Welsh Rarebit, Foraging for Pie
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