"I'm a free-market advocate and a staunch libertarian," [Charlie Trotter] says. "I don't feel like I'm part of the New American cuisine movement. I have no tolerance for the left-wing embrace of food politics and things like that. I think you can support farmers' markets and that you don't have to do it with a Berkeley sensibility. Don't get me wrong - I'm not on the other end of the spectrum. But everybody who's against genetically modified foods and big corporate food production, I think they could be a little more open-minded in how they look at these things."
David Kamp, The United States of Arugula (328-39)