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With the likes of Frankenfish and mercury-ridden tuna looming in the deep end, many chefs like Stephen Barber of Fish Story restaurant in Napa, California, are putting their money where their fishing line is and seeking out eco-friendly, "sustainable" seafood.
In the case of seafood, sustainably sourced refers to the harvesting method and consumption level that won't significantly disturb the surrounding ecosystem and allows the species to uphold a healthy population level.
Five Reasons to Eat Sustainable Fish: Stephen Barber
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In case you missed it, Eatocracy was recently getting our beignet and boudin on in New Orleans for the second edition of our Secret Supper.
Digital Content Producer Jarrett Bellini just happened to be down there with us to man the camera. Along the way, he discovered the Big Easy isn't all about sugar-jacked Hurricanes and projectile vomiting. For the real New Orleans, he says, "get thee to Frenchmen Street."
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
Today’s food holiday is a cut above the rest: March 3 is National Cold Cuts Day.
From ham to salami and turkey to pastrami, cold cuts have been the stars of many a deli sandwich. Mix and match your meats or choose one to pile high; the sky’s the limit!
Out of bread? You could always use your cold cuts to construct a meat head. That’s what we would do.
What's on TV?
Louise Morgan wishes she'd known about "plant-based" diets when she raised her family in rural Georgia some 40 years ago. Maybe, she says, it would have saved her husband's life.
"We didn't have things like that back then. Here in the South we feed our men their Southern food. He loved his fried chicken and ribs, and that's how I raised my family," says Morgan, an 80-year-old retired biologist from Big Canoe, Georgia.
He died at 52 of a heart attack while watching TV, she says. "During a Braves game. Killed him instantly."
"If I had to do it again, I'd do it differently. But we just didn't know about that stuff back then."
Morgan's zeal for a different way of life prompted her to pile into a car with friends from her retirement community and drive 50 miles south to Atlanta for last month's screening of the independent documentary, "Forks Over Knives."
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