We're constantly paying lip service to "farm to table," but very little has been written about the nitty-gritty practicalities of how that happens--or in this case, from farm, to mill, to baker, to market, to table. Sen brings this critical process to life.
Written with an eye to the future and an awareness of the past, Sen's article manages to address a complex subject in nuanced ways and remain a fascinating read at the same time. The importance of local food sheds can often be opaque due to the difficulty in understanding the systems at play, and this article begins to bring some clarity to the lay reader in an admirable way.
The writing is rich in flavor and imagery, sharing tasty tidbits of sustainable goose rearing and information on the best cuts to serve to guests. I happily read the article beginning to end, nodding along with the history and enjoying the maker story.