Podcast #13 - Ryan Farr and Eddie Lau


Ciaran Chung said...

Hey Man/everyone, I've been following your blog for some time now and would like to express how nice it is to know that the same thoughts in my head are mirrored in another kitchen far away and countless other kitchens around the world. You write well compared to the other hash-slingers that I surrounds myself with. I look forward to more posts and podcasts.

I will be in visiting San Fran in a couple of weeks and will be eating at Nopa, does your brigade have a preference of booze handed to them by thankful patrons or should I just grab the cheapest, gnarliest looking rum I can find? Let me know. I'd love to see the kitchen and your team at work.


R Schiffman (Brownbag) said...

There are more issues to the whole carbon footprint/doing the right thing where should the food come from argument. Omnivores Dilemma came up with one discussion, however, the book "The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter" gives a broader view. For things like rice, third world farmers use enough less technology, and the money helps more there than for someone local to Northern CA. The amount of oil required to transport it in container ship is less than that used by US farmers to make the product.It can be argued to be both more ethical, and it creates a smaller carbon footprint.
Like all these books, the core of it is that you have to make the choice to eat meat, or be vegan. There is no ethical choice for vegetarianism. It is only a lifestyle choice, not an ethical one.
Anyway, enough rambling. I got both books as ipod downloads. They were worth reading. I think "way we eat" is the better of the two books.

Thanks for a great blog and podcast. I enjoy it a lot.