This week on Sharp & Hot, Chef Emily Peterson returns to the host chair to speak with Kurt Beecher Dammeier of Sugar Mountain, a food company which also operates the Beecher's Pure Food Kids Foundation, a non-profit funded by 1% of sales from Beecher's, Bennett's, Pasta & Co, and Maximus / Minimus. Aimed at educating people about the prevalence of food additives and their possible health risks, Pure Food Kids is about giving people the tools they need to make healthy eating choices for life.

Kurt is also the author of Pure Food: A Chef’s Handbook for Eating Clean, with Healthy, Delicious Recipes


"Anyone who's ever eaten chemical-laden, sugary foods knows in their heart they're not good for them. We can't rely on science to tell us that; we need to combine our own common sense with the science that's out there, and change our own thinking and our society's thinking about food now, in order to avoid the next twenty or thirty years of continued rise of diet-related diseases." [13:50] – Kurt Beecher Dammeier