The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

by Dan Barber | Cooking, Food & Wine |
ISBN: 0143127152 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 6/27/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I got this slightly-battered softcover at a local Savers thrift shop. It's by one of the chefs of Blue Hill Farm in New York, and makes extensive mention of the work they've done to create a sustainable - and delicious - variety of plants and livestock. (The beautiful farm and restaurant at Stone Barns aren't far from where my sister lives, and while I haven't had dinner there - it's on the very pricey side! - we did enjoy a lovely lunch at the cafe. )

This book delves into a variety of topics, from grains - yes, there are such things as heirloom wheat and field-corn - to birds to beasts, with nods to unusual pioneers. I appreciated the background, and the examples of changing from more commercial and less tasty foods to a sustainable micro-ecosystem. (The author gives a nod to Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, another worthwhile book on the subject.)

At the end of the book, the author speculates on the future of meal-planning, with more emphasis on vegetables, a more complete use of all parts of livestock (seasoning with the charcoal from burnt pork bones!), and other shifts - some of which are already represented in the restaurant menus.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Grappone Hyundai in Bow, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (3/1/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Grappone Hyundai in Bow, New Hampshire USA

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*** Released for the 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count release challenge, for the duck on the cover. See this year's GBBC here. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Wine+Food Release Challenge. ***

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