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James McWilliams

The concept of "Eating Local" is gaining in popularity every year. The movement is more recently getting connected to the crisis of global warming: the idea being that if you ship your food in from thousands of miles away, a large amount of fossil fuels are used in production of that food. (And in a reciprocal argument, the theory is that if you buy from the local grower in your own home town, transportation costs, for example, are drastically cut down.) Critics, however, say "eating locally" restricts selection and is more costly to the consumer. And now, there's new research that locally-grown food isn't as economically-friendly as we once thought. Joining us this morning is writer James McWilliams, a fellow in the agrarian studies program at Yale University. He calls himself a "localvore -- but recently wrote a much-talked about article demystifying the "eat local" movement.

Podcast Date: 11/20/2007

The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.