We’re touching on a myriad of topics of this week’s installment of The Main Course – from pit bulls to trucking! Patrick Martins is joined in the studio by Chef Bret Macris of Rose Water in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Tune into this episode to hear Bret talk about his love of pit bulls, and why the breed is so misunderstood. Find out how Bret feels about GMOs, and why Monsanto is using the technology incorrectly. Patrick and Bret also welcome Bret’s wife, Becky Brooks-Macris, into the studio to talk about their past at Campanile in Los Angeles, and how that restaurant inspired their work with local, seasonal food. How does agriculture differ on the West Coast? Later, Patrick checks in with Larry Boukal of Cannonball Express to talk about changing trucker culture. How has CB radio communication defined trucker communication, and how are modern truckers feeding themselves on the road? Find out all of this and more on this week’s episode of The Main Course! This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market. Thanks to Pamela Royal for today’s break music – ‘This Body’.

“It was a real challenge coming from Los Angeles to New York. I was always wondering, ‘When’s avocado season?’ And we just don’t grow them here!” [20:00]

“The West Coast is the perfect climate for growing anything you want to grow.” [26:15]

Bret Macris on The Main Course