For the first time ever - Patrick Martins is the guest on his own show! Guest host Elizabeth Thacker Jones sits in the host seat this week and interviews Patrick Martins & Mike Edison about their book, The Carnivore's Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat. The book features fifty ways to be an enlightened carnivore, while taking better care of our planet and ourselves. We have evolved as meat eaters, proclaims Patrick Martins, and it's futile to deny it. But, given the destructive forces of the fast-food industry and factory farming, we need to make smart, informed choices about the food we eat and where it comes from. In 50 short chapters, Martins cuts through organize zealotry and the misleading jargon of food labeling to outline realistic steps everyone can take to be part of the sustainable-food movement. Tune in to get some insight into Patrick's thinking and the writing process that went into creating this book. This program was sponsored by EdwardsVAHam.

"Most people are going to McDonald's or Subway once a day [...] Hopefully this book provides a road map for people to slowly turn the wheel in the right direction." [08:00]

"This book was written because - yes , we will always eat the livestock, we shouldn't be trying to turn reality, but at the same time those animals cannot be asked to suffer and to feed us. Hopefully it provides the tools for big companies to make meat less of a commodity." [10:00]

"Of course there's some opinion to taste, but there's also some fact." [14:00]

"For every season there's a meat." [15:00]

"Slow food should be seen as fast food. 10 minutes or less - you and your kids should be eating a simple steak or hamburger." [28:00]

--Patrick Martins on The Main Course

"Local is geography, not gastronomy. You can't get a better bagel than right here in NYC." [13:15]

--Mike Edison on The Main Course