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Wenonah Hauter of Food & Water Watch; Truffle Season

It is white truffle season. We love these delicious (and pricey) morsels (sold by the gram). There are a number of places in New York where you can enjoy them:

Sapori d'Ischia (55-15 37th Ave., at 55th St., Woodside; 718-446-1500) One of the best deals in town: Every Tuesday through November 28, this Italian food-importer-cum-ristorante serves a four-course white-truffle menu for $50.

San Domenico (240 Central Park S., nr. Broadway; 212-265-5959) For an extra $6 per gram (at a suggested four to five grams a shot), they'll shave the pungent stuff over a variety of truffle-friendly dishes, from a $16 fried egg on polenta with Robiola to a $37.50 roasted veal saddle.

Del Posto (85 Tenth Ave., nr. 16th St.; 212-497-8090) Mark Ladner's mouth-watering truffle-crazed menu is $295 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $105.

The Four Seasons (99 E. 52nd St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-754-9494) Your choice of pasta, risotto, or a baked potato, given the Tuber magnatum treatment, at a flat rate of $200.

[Courtesy New York Magazine]

Wenonah Hauter is the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on energy, food, water and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans. From 1997 to 2005 she served as Director of Public Citizen's Energy and Environment Program, which focused on water, food, and energy policy. From 1996 to 1997, she was Environmental Policy Director for Citizen Action, where she worked with the organization's 30 state-based groups. >From 1989 to 1995 she was at the Union of Concerned Scientists where as a Senior Organizer, she coordinated broad-based, grassroots sustainable energy campaigns in several states. She has a M.S. in Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland. She joins The Guys today to talk about Food & Water Watch and the impact of factory farms on the environment.

Podcast Date: 2/16/2007


The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.