Marketers working with Absolut vodka called up and offered us a bottle of vodka if we post this video.
Actually, they only offered the vodka after we tried to horn in on a celebrity chef's local food event. (Menu: "Rockaway Striped Bass with Bronx Collard Greens, Brooklyn Cranberry Beans, and of course, Absolut cocktails with muddled Vilburn berries foraged from Central Park." Wouldn't you have done the same?)
Consolation prize, and conflict of interest now duly noted, here is the video:
The video features organic chef and eco-artist Jim Denevan and promotes something we can support unequivocally: Drinking! No, no. I meant to write "urban farming and local foods!"
The video features quick interviews with the likes of Mario Batali, Food Network host Elie Krieger, Marni Horwitz of Alive Structures, James Trent of Queens County Farm & Museum, Abu Talib of NYC's Taqwa Community Farm and green real estate developer Robert Freeman.
The meal itself was composed entirely of ingredients grown in New York City's five boroughs at these farms:
Farmers: Abu Talib & Bobby Watson
90 W 164th Street, Bronx, N.Y.
Farmers: Michael Grady Robertson
73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, N.Y.
Farmers: Deborah Grieg & David Vigil
613 New lots Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.
And, if you liked that, you'll probably want to see Part 1:
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