Ángel León introduces his latest find at San Sebastian Gastronomika
I view this piece about Ángel León and his amazing food with a large dose of skepticism primarily because he relies on using products from the sea and creating food that most people will not have access to or are skilled enough to make.
I do agree the oceans represent an unexplored frontier that has potential. But…I wonder about the overall health of the oceans – does it make a lot of sense to harvest from the ocean when we haven’t come close to protecting the health of our seas? How do microplastics and pollution from fertilizers affect these ideas? And even if sea soybeans become a “thing,” how will harvesting occur, replenishing what is taken from the sea, or the impact on other inhabitants that thrive because of the soybeans?
I know you wanted to keep things light this week – I appreciate that – but I wonder, are these pursuits to harvest from the sea worthwhile?
Thanks for this interesting and thought-provoking piece…and I wouldn’t mind tasting one of those tofu squares.