Monday, December 13, 2010
Meadow Haven Farm: a full meatwagon
I'm almost at the end of my winter share CSA, and realizing that Slow Cooker season is right at my heels. And what do I need? Meat. Lots and lots and lots of meat.
Time Out ran an incredible story about Restauranteur Daniel Rosenthal. He saw Food, Inc two years ago and now, because of how heavily it impacted him, he's leading a charge to have all of Chicago's burgers come from grass fed beef. His Loop joint Poag Mahone's, ranked by GQ in "top 20 burgers you must eat before you die" is serving only grass fed beef. “Watching that documentary made me realize that I not only was participating in, but--through my restaurants-- helping to perpetuate a system that was not only not sustainable but destructive to the health of my clients and my community. And it was really a wake-up call to me to try to figure out how I, in the restaurant business, could make an impact."