571: Chef Dan Barber, part 1: Supporting the whole ecosystem and farmers at every turn
Dan Barber is helping revitalize our food system. We start by going over his background, how fear drove him maybe most of all.
Then we get into what drives food: farms and soil combined with creativity. His goal is supporting farming from the most basic level. He doesn’t oppose people shopping farmers markets. He comes alive describing discovering what farmers who know the land learned to practice: diversity, rotation, and all what it takes to grow wheat, for starters. The whole ecosystem.
I hear him sharing joy, passion, fun, curiosity, discovery, health, and deliciousness. It comes through community, practice, honoring nature and tradition.
Prepare to be fascinated.