Monday, May 21, 2012

Chef Mario Batali On Food Stamp Challenge

Melinda sent this:
Mario Batali Food Stamp Challenge: Chef Spending $31 On Food For One Week

What did he eat? Lentil chili, peanut butter and jelly, apples, rice and beans, pasta, a chicken, a pork shoulder roast, pork chops. I would guess those last items were factory-farmed. In fact, most of his food was probably industrially produced, since he also said:
"One lesson: forget organic and anything pesticide- or hormone-free. "The organic word slides out and saves you about 50 percent."
I'm not familiar with Mario Batali so I watched a few videos. This one reminded me of how volatile kitchens can be:



Dr. Mel said...

I worked as a waitress in grad school. One of the places was a surf & turf restaurant with an insane chef. He got so angry at one of the other waitresses who brought back a dish, which a customer had complained about, that he grabbed a big, square broiler pan filled w/ fat from under the flames and threw it at her. She was hospitalized and disfigured for the rest of her life. Waiters & waitresses take a lot of crap, both from customers & chefs. It's a tough job.

Dr. Mel said...

Btw, Batali's kitchens are not like that.