Opening up the food revolution to the masses

May 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

I can’t say that I’ve been to Jose Andres’ restaurant. And even though I stood outside Chez Panisse in North Berkeley on my recent trip to the Bay Area, I didn’t have a meal there.

Consider that you need a month’s advance notice, I’m not likely to dine at either establishment.

But on the trip, I enjoyed a wondrous array of fresh, local, well-grown food. And all of it was easily accessible.

High-end restaurants are going to be part of the revolution. But there is a danger that the publicity they receive may not paint a complete picture of the food revolution is all about.

Those who need the food revolution the most aren’t inclined to wait a month to get into a restaurant. They need better access to well-grown food, not worse access.

For more on this, and lots of pretty pictures, check out my Tuesday column at my blog,


One Comment

  1. Melissa says:

    Agreed. And I also say this, the people on the coasts need to realize that this fight isn’t over by any stretch of the imagination. When I was in Portland two weeks ago chatting with several NYC and CA writers, they seem to living in a bubble believing that EVERYONE eats like they do and EVERYONE knows that local, organic foods are the best (at least among a certain income/education level). Well, everyone doesn’t know that, and if writers/bloggers start believing that and moving on to something else, then the folks in the middle will see the local food movement as just another food fad that’s made for the wealthy.

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