View the splendor of chef Dan Barber's succulent table directly from the diner's chair. These photographs of a nine-course meal might make you rethink that next trip to the local sandwich shop.
Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural insistence on flavor.
Watch the renowned chef talk about his life-changing encounter with an apricot in France, and on why farmers markets and home gardens are a small slice of the regional food economies we need.
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Dan Barber gives a tour to Michelle Obama and other first ladies during a visit to Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills, New York on September 24, 2010.
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Kingsolver describes an adventure her family undertook to spend one year eating primarily what they could grow or raise themselves. As a citizen and mother more than an expert, she turned her life towards questions many of us are asking. Food, she says, is a "rare moral arena" in which the ethical choice is often the pleasurable choice.