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The Ethical Gourmetby Jay Weinstein
Synopses & Reviews
Over 70 percent of Americans consider themselves environmentalists. More and more of us want to ensure that what we eat doesn’t deplete resources, cause animal or human suffering, or lead to pollution. We want our food untainted by antibiotics, pesticides, or growth hormones. But we still want it to taste good! Now Jay Weinstein has written the bible for those who care about both good food and the well-being of the world. The Ethical Gourmet informs readers about how they can make responsible eating choices, explains what “organic” really means, tells readers where ethically raised foods can be purchased, offers advice on choices when dining out, and delves into such controversial topics as genetically modified foods and fair-trade coffee and chocolate.
As enlightened as we’d all like to be, our resolve can waver if ethical eating is unpalatable. By providing 100 healthy, sophisticated, and flavorful recipes, Weinstein makes sure that will never become an issue. The Ethical Gourmet features savory vegetable dishes such as Manchego-Potato Tacos with Pickled Jalapenos; seafood recipes such as Zucchini Spaghetti with Garlicky Clams and Grilled Bluefish; and grain, bean, and legume specialties like Pumpkin Basmati Rice Pilaf. Meat dishes, such as Coco-Vegetable Rice with Tamarind Chicken Skewers, are also included but use the meat more to flavor or spice a dish rather than as the centerpiece.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), with a degree in journalism from NYU, JAY WEINSTEIN is a prot
More and more of us want to ensure that what we eat doesn’t deplete resources, cause animal or human suffering, or lead to pollution. And, at the same time, we also want delicious food! If you are concerned about the environment, but unsure how to make a difference, here is a handbook for finding and cooking environmentally friendly and ethically produced foods. Chef and environmentalist Jay Weinstein has written the bible for those who care about both the well-being of the world and flavorful food. He informs us:
• When organics really matter
• Where to source humanely-raised meats and other ethically produced foods
• How to make choices with a clean conscience when dining out
He also explores subjects ranging from genetically modified foods to being savvy about farmed fish, and why to avoid disposable wooden chopsticks and bottled water. By providing 100 healthy, sophisticated, and mouthwatering recipes, Jay Weinstein ensures that our ethical impulses are well rewarded. Dishes like Manchego-Potato Tacos with Pickled Jalapeños, Zucchini Spaghetti with Garlicky Clams and Grilled Bluefish, Pumpkin Basmati Rice Pilaf, and Coco-Vegetable Rice with Tamarind Chicken Skewers feature creative ways to use eco-friendly vegetables and legumes, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised animals.
Table of Contents
The politics of food — Think globally, act locally — Grains, beans, and legumes — Vegetables — Meat, game, and poultry — Fish and seafood — Afterword : making a difference — The ethical gourmet's ten commandments — Dining out : places that serve a moral menu.
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