On this list was world-renowned chef Jerry Traunfeld, formerly of The Herbfarm just outside of Seattle. The venue was a converted cottage seating just 32, literally the nucleus of an herb farm on 17 acres near the Cascade mountain range.
We have indeed entered the era of the celebrity farmer. But all over the country, small farmers -- some of whom have been at it for decades with scant recognition -- are finding themselves catapulted to rock-star status.
American college graduates are drifting back to the second oldest profession in the world: farming. Liberal arts grads are choosing to work on small, green-minded farms. Here are some words of wisdom for these wanna-be farmers with sustainability on the mind.
It's not Thomas Keller's responsibility to help save the planet (though many chefs have taken on this calling with great ambition). But focusing solely on the aesthetics and disclaiming any other responsibility altogether is a cop-out.
Discovering Hermitage Bay in Antigua shattered a few preconceived notions I held about the slow food movement. I assumed it primarily preached in our little urban bubbles. I'm happy to say, I was dead wrong.
Unlike your run-of-the-mill socialite, Dawson is typically the one planning the fête -- currently, this weekend's Artisanal LA, which will bring together nearly a hundred local and sustainably oriented vendors.