When Ruth Reichl spoke at the 92nd Street Y on April 20, she offered strategic praise of New Yorks locavore movement: Whats happening in New York now is pretty extraordinary. You can eat locally all year round. Its probably more interesting than in California, she says. You have to be a more creative cook. Watch the video to learn why Reichl blames (and thanks) her mother for her indomitable palate.
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