well, the bleep is hitting the fan over at the ethicurean, where bonnie posted our article. i've never really been publicly skewered like that before (except for the time when someone called me a troglodyte on yelp), but i guess i asked for it by wanting to play devil's advocate.

let me respond by saying this: i don't think that there is an easy answer for any of these questions. i just wanted to bring a little attention to the other side of the michael pollan/alice waters argument. there are things about both sides that are really positive (that's why we're having a pig dinner with riverdog farm next week), and all i wanted was to get people to think a little more carefully about where their food comes from and what that means.

(by the way, mp told me he liked the piece, and that it's a discussion that needs to be had. so there!)


  1. Well I haven't ventured over to see what all the fuss is about, but I just wanted to let you know that I had to look up the definition of troglodyte. How have I never heard this word before?
    Also, I posted a semi-reply to you at my blog. I could never hate you for being honest with me. Who is going to tell me the biter truth if it's not you?

  2. Why can't I find contact information on your site? Your "dialog" on Ethicurean is great.