Patrick Martins was born in New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital on February 10th, 1972 and has lived in the city ever since. Patrick received a Masters’ Degree in Performance Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Patrick is the founder of Slow Food USA, Heritage Radio Network and the creator of the New York City Trivia Game. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Heritage Radio Network and The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). He is the author of the Carnivore’s Manifesto published by Little, Brown. His company Heritage Foods USA is the largest distributor of rare and heritage breed meats in the USA.

Heritage Foods USA, based in Brooklyn, NY, is a farm-to-table online butcher dedicated to supporting a network of family farmers raising livestock with old school genetics who cannot rely on the commodity market for sales because the animals take too long to grow. Turkeys, pigs, lamb, goats, chickens, ducks and geese are purchased nose-to-tail and sold online in parts to amazing customers in all 50 states as well as to 130 of America’s best restaurants. Heritage genetics are famous globally for their gastronomic attributes and are raised on pasture with no antibiotics.