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