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Let's eat.

From Big Sur's killer cliff-clinging eateries to Salinas' unparalleled produce, this blog aims to sniff out all things Monterey County can stomach, via picture and prose, curiosity and appetite, hand and mouth.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Monterey as Center of the Universe

Rick Bayless will be in Monterey for Cooking for Solutions tomorrow. Last night he cooked dinner at the White House (prepping his Mexican-inspired excellence for no less than guest of honor Mexican President Felipe Calderon.)

This morning the Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin broke news that the EPA is demanding a less toxic dispersant from BP. About an hour ago she leaned over and told Aquarium chair Julie Packard and communications chief Ken Peterson precisely that, offering them some good news on a heavy topic that is front-of-mind at Cooking for Solutions' Sustainability Institute, the wonky-policy-science side of the celebration of eating habits that are healthy for the land, sea and the eater herself.

Paul Hawken, author of Taste of the Future and Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution (which Bill Clinton called it one of the five most important books in the world today), already blew minds with his opening remarks. I'll have highlights from that talk, the institute's panels and over the next few days.

And maybe or word or two on the tastes from the nightly parties.