Sustainability

In this 4th Annual Teach a Man to Fish event, I’ve begun a series of interviews called “Seven Questions for…” in order to introduce you to some of the top voices in the movement. The second installment in the series “Seven Questions for…” introduces you to Casson Trenor.     Casson and his restaurant partners […]

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Did you know that Boston is home to the first 100% Sustainable Seafood Restaurant? Did you know Turner Fisheries has been on this path since a year ago October 1st? About time we investigate and take proper note of this new high water mark, eh. Chef Armand Toutaint was one of the first and most enthusiastic […]

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As part of Teach a Man to Fish (TM2F), I’m interviewing some of my favorite chef/activists and asking a series of “Seven Questions.” In this way I hope to introduce new readers, as well as long-time fans, to some leading voices at the intersection of gourmet and sustainable food; the street where I live.  I […]

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Teach a Man to Fish (TM2F) is on – 4th Annual, baby! You want to bring something to the virtual potluck and contribute to the groovy sustainable seafood teach-in, but maybe you don’t cook. If you’re like my friend Rich, the Passionate Foodie, you may be wondering how you might participate. Heck, I can’t even turn […]

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People often say to me “you’re an expert on sustainable seafood, should I buy? (fill in the blank)” Should I eat  (fill in the blank) ?” I quickly reset expectations. I’m no expert, not really. I’m just a regular person, inspired as a child by Jacques Cousteau and National Geographic, committed as an adult to learning more. […]

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An example of what one woman, armed with a little determination and a lot of caffeine can do.   2007 I launched Teach a Man to Fish in October 2007. First event on The Leather District Gourmet blog included over 2 dozen recipes, Barton Seaver, Peter Pahk, two videos. Recognized by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood […]

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Who needs sleep? I’ve got coffee. And I’m so excited about Teach a Man to Fish this year (as opposed to the past years when I was only moderately jazzed. Yeah, right.) Refraining from the bad writer’s crutch of too many exclamation points, I’ll endeavor to share my enthusiasm and answer the questions you may […]

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So you want to join in Teach a Man to Fish but you’re needing a little inspiration? Or maybe you don’t want to be the first one to ask a question? Here are a few recipes for inspiration and a few questions to get you thinking … Swordfish Provençal Striper with Fines Herbes Sustainable Seafood […]

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One hears backlash against wallet cards and sustainability rankings lately. I’m tired of the naysayers! Here’s why and some good news from Whole Foods. How to Make the Best Seafood Choices Whole Foods is adopting a labeling scheme for their seafood and has “pledged to eliminate all red-list seafood by Earth Day 2013.”  This news […]

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I’m going to make my friend Kian Lam blush now, but he epitomizes something my friend Meg coined “sensual sustainability.” Anyway, red is an auspicious color! Too often, as we try to navigate the new rules for being a responsible gourmet, we get caught up in “can’t” “shouldn’t” and “won’t” but we forget to enjoy […]

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