Thursday, October 21, 2010
The War on Salt in the Big Apple
Chefs are increasingly worried about government intervention. "It's my career," said Michael Ferraro, Executive Chef of The Delicatessen. Jason Hall, Chef de Cuisine of Gotham Bar and Grill, recognizes the threat to culinary freedom advocates of the Bland New World pose. "I don't know how they would police it," said Hall. "Are they going to come in with salt probes?"
Why should governments care about how much salt their citizens consume? Do public dollars being doled out for healthcare give bureaucrats the right to dictate what people can and can't eat or drink? Is government healthcare a license to regulate and control people's bodies?