Charlie Ayers, Mary Vincent, WSJ ECOnomics
I recently wrote an article about the March 2012 Wall Street Journal conference:
Wall Street Journal ECOnomics Conference | Climate | Agriculture | Oceans | CO2 | Earth's Future and mentioned I would followup with more articles.
Charlie Ayers prepared a vegetarian and vegan menu for the conference attendees. Charlie is best known as the former executive chef for Google opened Calafia Café & Market A Go Go in Palo Alto. His concept epitomizes the idea that "being green" is good for the consumer, producer, environment and community, and his goal is to provide the greater public with healthful, artisan-style, sustainable cuisine in a fast and affordable format.
See the video of Charlie Ayers below describing his food philosophy along with a few nutritious appetizers.
Charlie describes that he eats vegetarian most times for health reasons. He truly believes that everyone should eat well, and it's not necessary to be wealthy to eat healthy. He tries to 'spread his gospel' by eating vegetarian foods as much as possible and not always looking at 'our friends with 2 legs or 4 legs for our source of nourishment'.
If you're in the Palo Alto area, you'll enjoy Calafia Cafe!