GIVING UP VEGETARIANISM
I love meat but stopped eating it for 40 years. And then five years ago I got severe vertigo, and I went to my doctor—who is a vegan acupuncturist—and he said, “I think you have to eat meat.” And I asked, “Would you ever eat meat?” And he said, “If I were you, I would.”
In New York, there’s Keens or Quality Meats—Peter Luger if you can get in, which you can’t. But I eat dinner at 5, so usually I can get in anywhere. When I was growing up, if you weren’t at the table at 6, they thought you had been abducted or something.
- From the Farm: Home, Food and Beauty Products
- Fresh Founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg’s Beauty Pantry
- Olive Oil
OVERLY SERIOUS SOURCING
A good general rule is to look at the ingredients in whatever you buy. But when you get nutty, it kills the joy. If I’m at a restaurant, I’m not going to ask, “Where is the lettuce from? Who killed it? Did it suffer in the sink?”