Wild American Shrimp
Kim Chauvin, co-owner of the Mariah Jade Shrimp Co.
Mark and Francis talk to Kim Chauvin, a third generation shrimper from Louisiana. She and her husband Chuck own and operate the Mariah Jade Shrimp Company. They have just received the first ever "Wild American Shrimp" certification. The Chauvins actually go into the Gulf of Mexico and catch shrimp in the wild. If you have never tasted real shrimp you are missing a treat. Much of the shrimp on the market is dumped by six countries. These shrimp do not live in the seas, rather they are raised in ponds that are then drained and put on conveyor belts. This method of aquaculture is efficient in terms of keeping costs down, but doesn't make for a tasty product. The Guys encourage you to buy real shrimp from the Mariah Jade Shrimp Company.
Need a holiday gift for the "foodie" on your list? Mark and Francis recommend a great book "With a Measure of Grace". Written by Jen Castle & Blake Spalding co-owners of "Hell's Backbone Grill" in Bolder, Utah. They prepare beautiful food in this remote place. They are coming to Stage Left to prepare some of their delicious food which we will pair with some great wines. Either the book or a gift certificate would make a great holiday gift! You can get the book or make reservations for the dinner through the Stage Left website.
Podcast Date: 12/13/2005