In last week's New York Times Diner's Journal, Pete Wells described the story of Alice Waters, The Lovely Bones author who in a panel discussion back in May, wished her last meal to be a bowl of shark fin soup. However the Humane Society of the United States convinced her otherwise. She stated:
“I support Humane Society International’s efforts to end this unsustainable practice, and I encourage other chefs and culinary industry leaders to do the same.”
Well, when I think of other chefs and culinary industry leaders, I think of Top Chef contestants. There's no shark fins on the menu at 24 Prince or Good Stuff Eatery, but there is one on the head of Atlanta Flip Burger-lar Richard Blais. Worse, he doesn't even eat them, he just wears them on his head. I don't know if it's an "afro"-desiac or just the style down there but it's highly offensive to me as both a fan of Shark Tale and someone who can't afford to shop at Jeffrey.
So until he stops wearing a shark fin on his head, I'm calling upon everyone to reach out to @RichardBlais and convince him to do what's right not just by Alice Waters but the ocean waters too!