Diving for Scallops

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 2.47.38 PMThe name of this video sounds so straight forward.  The reality is that this is a very moody, dark look at the risks and effort that go into diving for scallops.  The video focuses on one particular man who makes a living diving off the coast of Maine.

It’s fascinating, to me, to see just what it takes to get scallops to the market and how dangerous, lonely and precarious this life is.

I’ll never think of those 4 scallops sitting on my plate at that fancy restaurant the same.Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 2.48.44 PMScreen Shot 2015-08-19 at 2.49.10 PMScreen Shot 2015-08-19 at 2.49.06 PMScreen Shot 2015-08-19 at 2.48.33 PM

 

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I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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