No food is better for you than wild food, having fed on what it was meant to eat. The state of Florida makes it very difficult to provide any wild game as a restaurant, but does protect the rights of the individual to do so. As an individual, you can have a butcher process your own venison, hog or turkey - we can not. But we still think that's the best way to eat!
In that vein, Chef took the progeny fishing yesterday and caught our dinner. That was a treat! Fish not even two hours out of the water, cooked up fresh. Now, let us work towards protecting our oceans and waterways, saving them from overfishing and pollution, so that our children's children can also enjoy the simple delight of fresh caught fish. Let us think twice before pouring chemicals in our house and on our yards that leach into the water table and ruin the quality of our waterways. Let us protect the natural treasures that abound here.
Here is a great example of how that can be done: outside Valencia, Spain there is a nature reserve that is also a farm, fish farm and water purifying system! It is a fantastic integration of many environmental protection systems that contributes positively to the community. It started with just a couple of people and a crazy idea and now it is Veta La Palma, a shining example of what is possible. And #59 on Saveur's top 100 for the year!
Here's to a new year filled with new possibilities - anything can happen!