” For Them, a Great Meal Tops Good Intentions ! “

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

For Them, a Great Meal Tops Good Intentions !
THEY are two of the world’s most acclaimed chefs, each with a raft of awards,
a constellationof stars and schools of kitchen alumni spreading their gospel.
So when the American chef Thomas Keller and Andoni Luis Aduriz of Spain
sat down last week for a joint interview,they were in a position to back each
other up while slicing through some of the profession’s favorite platitudes.
– Supporting local agriculture and food traditions?
Far too narrow a goal, they said.
– Chefs’ obligation to help save the planet?
A lofty idea, they agreed, but the priority is creating great, brilliant food.
“With the relatively small number of people I feed, is it really my responsibility to
worry about carbon footprint?” Mr. Keller asked.
“The world’s governments should be worrying about carbon footprint.”

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