Day 42 - What Are You Doing This Weekend?

So, I know it's only Thursday and a bit too early to be thinking about the weekend, but in case you're looking forward to having some downtime for Netflix & chill, I have a recommendation for you: 

Watch Chef's Table on Netflix, particularly the second episode.  It features Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill restaurant in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, New York.  If you happen to be a New Yorker, you'll surely be familiar with these restaurants, but you may not know about the chef behind them.  

Dan Barber.  Image: gq.com

Dan Barber.  Image: gq.com

This episode goes deep into Dan's philosophy and practice of serving locally, ethically grown and harvested food.  Along with running his own farm, he works in partnership with local farmers to promote their crop varieties.  He believe strongly in educating his customers in addition to feeding them.  

Dan puts so much elbow grease into his product because he believes it's the right thing to do, but also because he knows it produces a superior product, which is why he's had so much success.  

This episode resonate with me because, even though living a waste-free lifestyle sometimes requires a little more work and attentiveness, the payoffs are worth it: an uncluttered, stress-free home filled with only beautiful, necessary things that will last us a long time, and the peace of mind that we are striving to leave the world a better place than we found it, and to help inspire and educate others along the way.