Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for this one. Kevin posted this on Foodists.ca, and I can’t believe that I hadn’t heard about it sooner.
This video sums up my sentiments about the importance of sustainable agriculture, eating local/seasonal food, and how you can taste all the love and hard work that goes into your food. Surprisingly enough, Dan Barber uses foie gras to illustrate his point.
He talks about his trip to Spain to visit a farm that produces humane foie gras. The geese feast on figs, olives and seeds. They’re happy and plump. And the resulting foie gras won the 2006 Paris International Food Salon Coupe de Coeur award for innovation. Dan Barber calls it “the best culinary experience of [his] life.”
The video’s 20 minutes long, and it will change your life. I’ve watched it twice, both times rapt with attention. Watch the whole thing, but pay attention to the second half. I mean, the first half is great, but it really hits its stride after the 12:50 mark. I wish I had said it, but Dan says it better.