Peter Hoffman, chef of Back Forty and Back Forty West, is known for his commitment to local food. In this HRN Community Session, Peter explains why eating local isn’t alway the best choice. Nathaniel Coburn calls Peter to talk about how the Greenmarket inspired his love for local, seasonal food. How did the idea of ‘local’ become a joke among restaurant goers? Hear why Peter supports sustainable fisheries no matter their location, and why he sources his seafood from places as far away as Norway. How do farmed fish compare to those that were caught in the wild? Hear why Peter hopes that sourcing fish from distant locations will make consumers more aware of seasonality and overfishing. Thanks to our sponsor, Hearst Ranch, and thanks to Obey City for today’s music.

“In different ways we can look at the overall impact that we’re having, and ‘local’ might not be the best choice in terms of seafood.” [10:00]

Peter Hoffman, Chef – Back Forty and Back Forty West