Cooking for Solutions
- When: Saturday, May 21, 2011, time TBA
- Where: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
- Cost: $29.95 - $150
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Culinary
"Farmers and chefs and fishermen folk are not mere workers or artisans, yeomen of boats and farms providing pleasure with labor," visionary speaker Paul Hawken said at last year's Cooking for Solutions, "this is a movement about reclaiming land, our place, our culture." This year, for CFS's 10th almighty edition, the movement tastes better than ever, with a world of ways to access sustainable tastes and the star chefs who lead the way in shaping them, from the 70-chef Friday gala to the intimate escapes with chefs like the Slanted Door's Charles Phan or Mustards Grill's Cindy Pawlcyn. Demos, talks and tastes are free with Aquarium admission ($19.95-$29.95) all weekend, and while the whirlwind of conscious calories will go faster than anyone wants, the lessons and momentum gained from the green eating will last far longer—and they must, if we are to honor Hawken's challenge to "stand up to raw and cancerous insults from mouths and guns and checkbooks of obese corporations, we who seek to protect this earth and all its denizens, actively seeking to love this world." [MCA]
7:30-10:30pm Friday gala ($150 general; $120 members); events continue through Sunday. Monterey Bay Aquarium, 880 Cannery Row, Monterey. www.montereybayaquarium.org.