by Marion Nestle
May 19 2014

Dan Barber’s The Third Plate: A lovely read

Dan Barber.  The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food.  Penguin Press, 2014.

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Here’s a welcome addition to any library.  Dan Barber, justifiably renowned chef of Blue Hill in New York City and at Stone Barns and its farm in Westchester, writes as well as he cooks—and that’s very well indeed.

The book contains his musings on who and what it takes to produce wonderful food that is also seasonal, locally sourced, and sustainably raised.  He groups the musings on people, places, and cooking into four sections: Soil, Land, Sea, and Seed.

He explains the meaning of the Third Plate title:

  • The first plate is passé: a 7-ounce corn-fed steak with a small side of vegetables.
  • The second plate is where we are now: grass-fed steak, heirloom carrots grown in organic soil.
  • The third plate is the future: the positions of meat and vegetables reversed.

As Barber puts it,

I was looking toward a new cuisine, one that goes beyond raising awareness about the provenance of ingredients and—like all great cuisines—begins to reflect what the landscape can provide.

To do that, he talked to farmers.

The farmers in this book farm one level down.  They don’t think in terms of cultivating one thing…Instead, they grow nature by orchestrating a whole system of farming.  And they produce a lot of things—delicious food, to be sure, but also things we can’t easily measure or see…I confess I kept getting pulled into visiting the farms in this book because I was in pursuit of how an ingredient was grown or raised…I went in search of answers to practical questions.  Each time I tried to parse the specifics of how something was grown, I was instead pointed in the opposite direction: to the interactions and relationships among all the parts of the farm and then, with more time, to the interactions and relationships embedded in the culture and history of the place.

No wonder his food tastes so good!

 

Comments

  • Lorraine Lewandrowski
  • May 20, 2014
  • 7:51 am

The leadership of the food movement is for the most part detached from those of us who have fought our hearts out for the landscapes of New York for decades . Three million acres of former farms lie abandoned Upstate, we have lost 100,000 farms nationally in just five years. Upstate landscapes have changed so much that we are losing NYs grassland birds. Why the hell has it taken food movement leaders so long to discover entire landscapes ?

  • JULIE
  • May 20, 2014
  • 10:41 am

I read an article a few years ago about the oldest twins alive today. They are two sisters from France, well over 100 years old. When asked what they ate that attributed to their longevity one replied “patisse” and the other “whiskey.” When asked “why?” they replied “that’s what makes us happy.” Well I believe wisdom takes many years of living to acquire so ladies cheers – I’m going to eat and drink whatever makes me happy and maybe I too will live long in years if not at least I will have enjoyed what made me happy.

  • Tina Leadbetter
  • May 20, 2014
  • 12:04 pm

Loved Dan Barber’s recent article in the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/opinion/sunday/what-farm-to-table-got-wrong.html

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  • 7:54 pm

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  • 8:37 pm

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  • 12:56 am

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  • 1:26 pm

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  • July 24, 2014
  • 8:47 pm

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  • Sarah Kelly
  • July 24, 2014
  • 9:09 pm

I never use to believe in spell casting until i met
Great Baba a powerful spell caster who helped me to be a happy person
again. My name is Sarah Kelly and i reside in USA. After 3 years of
Broken marriage, my husband left me with three kids. I felt like my life
was about to end and i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down
for a very long time. Thanks to a Great spell caster called Great Baba
which i met online on one faithful day when I was browsing through the
internet, i came across a lot of testimonies about this particular Great
spell caster how he has helped so many people. he has helped people to
bring back their Ex lover, some testified that he restores womb, cure
cancer and other sickness, and so on. I also came across a testimony, it
was about a woman called Amanda, she testified about how his spell made
her to be pregnant after so many years of bareness and at the end of
her testimony she dropped Great Baba’s email address. After reading all
these, i decided to give it a try and i contacted him and explained my
problem to him and he assured me that in less than 48 hours, my husband
will call me and beg for forgiveness but i thought it will not work.
When he had finished casting the spell, the next day my husband called
me and he was begging for forgiveness just as Great Baba said. This is
not brain washing and after the spell has been cast, i realized that my
husband love me like never before and the spell caster opened him up to
know how much i love him and how much love we need to share. We are even
happier now than before. Great Baba is really a gifted man and i will
not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man. If you have a
problem and you are looking for a real and a genuine spell caster to
solve all your problems contact Great Baba now on Highersolutiontemple@yahoo.com he will help you solve your problems. Once again thank you Great Baba for your good deeds.

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