The Gourmet documentary series Diary of a Foodie has an interesting installment called “The Green Kitchen.” Admittedly, it does at times play like a video you might have been shown in school when your teacher was hungover, it nonetheless features some really interesting farms and some great high-end food.
The most important thing that this episode highlights is that farmers and restaurants need each other! There is far too much disconnect between food growers, food preparers and food consumers. Although “local foods” is becoming a fad in some restaurants, I feel as though it’s often either a token gesture or an excuse to charge more for an otherwise unremarkable dish. But a truly symbiotic relationship between growers and restaurants can be incredibly beneficial for both parties – and, of course, it can result in more nutritious whole foods being served to the diner.
Watch “The Green Kitchen” here on Hulu.