The Third Plate

Field Notes on the Future of Food

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Barber explores the evolution of American food from the 'first plate,' or industrially-produced, meat-heavy dishes, to the 'second plate' of grass-fed meat and organic greens, and says that both of these approaches are ultimately neither sustainable nor healthy. Instead, Barber proposes Americans should move to the 'third plate,' a cuisine rooted in seasonal productivity, natural livestock rhythms, whole-grains, and small portions of free-range meat. less

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Chef Tzac What an incredibly insightful and important book by @DanBarber —a must for aspiring chefs and food entrepreneurs—talking about a much needed food system that’s both sustainable AND delicious! Major inspiration for my #IndianFoodMovement. #thirdplate (Source)

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