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Paella Slow Food At Uruguay’s Punta Del Diablo Pairs Gastronomy With Conscience (ES)

By Majo Lois

[Wiki Commons]

[Wiki Commons]

We’re now in a moment of record consumption of fish in the history of humanity, which has made it more important than ever to support artisan fisherman and their traditional practices which give respect to the sea and it’s ecosystem. This Saturday, January 24, more than just a lunch, the team behind Slow Food Punta del Diablo invites us to spend an afternoon together with these fishermen to take care of the beach, at Playa de los Pescadores, in Punta del Diablo. Invited guests to the event will include chef Laura Rosano, national representative of Slow Food Uruguay, and Rodrigo Garcia Pingaro, representative of the Organization of Conservation of Cetaceans, a promoter of the declaration of the entire marine economic zone as a sanctuary for whales and dolphins. 

Watch Alex Atala Talk Water, Conservation, and Food On ‘Through The Lens’ (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Rob Machado / Through The Lens]

[Rob Machado / Through The Lens]

Damn.  While we do come across and sift through a great deal of video content on a daily basis, we don’t often come across content like this episode of surfer Rob Machado’s Through The Lens, this time featuring renowned Brazilian chef Alex Atala.  We got to see a quick trailer of the episode last week, featuring Atala and his mantra that “food is the most important form of social media.”  Little did we know the full episode would be this good.

If you’ve never had the chance to see Atala speak, now’s the time to see why he’s one of the most invited speakers in the world.  From a background in European kitchens to being a punk DJ and eventually finding his voice as one of the planet’s leading chefs, it’s obvious that when the man speaks, he’s not feeding you a line of shit.  Atala took Machada on a tour of Brazil, focusing on water conservation, a subject they’re both passionate about.  Watch as Machada has his mind blown from not only the food that Atala prepares at D.O.M., but also by the chef’s willingness to go far out of the comfort zone of world recognition to help those most in need.  Chances are this will be the most inspiring thing you watch all week.