Last Call: We’re Eating More Vegetables Than We Did Five Years Ago
The Washington Post: A survey by the W.K.Kellogg Foundation released today has some happy statistics for vegetable advocates: 70% of respondents have shopped at a farmer’s market at least once in the past year, 93% think that equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables is “important,” and 83% think that “Washington, D.C., should shift its support more toward smaller, local fruit and vegetable farmers and away from large farm businesses.” Alice Waters is probably giddily skipping through a kale field somewhere.
NYTimes: Some of the city’s best chefs–Daniel Boulud, Missy Robins, Jonathan Waxman, and Marcus Samuelsson among them–go on a late night restaurant crawl after work.
Eater Chicago: Grant Achatz and Greenbrier chef Richard Rosendale talk about training for the Bocuse D’Or and what it takes to bring the gold medal back to America.
InsideSF: Do you have plans for next year? Why not start booking tables at The French Laundry’s new outdoor patio table for you and seven or more of your closest friends?
HuffPost Food: Fior D’Italia, the oldest Italian restaurant in the country, closes after 126 years operating in San Francisco. Its original menu boasted “sauteed veal with minestrone soup, Caesar salad and dessert for five cents.” Grumble grumble rising food prices grumble misappropriated farm subsidies grumble Jamie Oliver Food Revolution.
NYT Diners Journal: Before he knew that his four-star rating would be renewed, Eric Ripert walked Pete Wells through plating three of Le Bernardin’s dishes.