“Local,” “sustainable” and “seasonal” are far more than mere buzzwords nowadays, considering how few relevant restaurants would ever dream of serving a stalk of asparagus in mid-winter, or a cut of hormone-injected meat from an unreliable source. And home cooks are similarly keyed in to the provenance of their provisions, padding their personal vocabularies with increasingly involved, beyond-organic terms, like “Food Alliance Certified,” “Fair Trade,” and “GMO-Free.”
So when it comes to the basic question posed by the upcoming Taste Talks panel, “The Story of The Source: Do People Care?” we’d suppose the quick answer would be an unmitigated YES. But thoughtful moderator Dan Pashman (Host of WNYC’s “The Sporkful” and author of Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious) is determined to dig deep below the surface, to find out how this growing interest affects restaurants and businesses, where the loopholes in our collective logic exist, and where this growing awareness is likely to lead.
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Taste Talks Food & Drink returns to Brooklyn September 12-14, 2014. See the full schedule and buy tickets here.