The Idea: One night Maryland style crab boil at Cafe Ghia on Tuesday, July 17th
The Menu: 6 steamed large blue crabs per person // unlimited corn on the cob, roasted potato wedges and fresh watermelon
The Cost: $30 per person
The Time: two seatings… The first: 7-9pm, the second:…
Celebrity chef Mario Batali • Discussing the diet he’s currently on — he’s eating like he’s on food stamps (an average of $1.48 per meal, or $31 per week) in protest of potential cuts to the federal food stamps program. His family was nice enough to join him in what he calls a conversation starter about being hungry in the U.S. Unlike most people on food stamps, he knows ways to make the best of a bad situation, smartly sticking to foods like lentils, apples, rice, beans, peanut butter and jelly. But the problem is, eating good on a diet like this is tough, so many do not. Think his family’s experiment will be effective? (via shortformblog)
He’s not the first chef to do this — I wrote about Karl Wilder doing the same experiment last year. But yeah. Food stamps are not a luxury item that our nation’s poor people are using to buy steaks and bottles of champagne. Though food stamps are designed to be supplemental, for many, they’re the only source of food.