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April 7, 2011

Eric Ripert and his dosimeter

Eric Ripert now is checking out the radiation levels in the seafood Le Bernardin with a dosimeter. He spoke this morning with CNN's John King. (via Eater). There's a transcript of the interview at the link.


I'm actually working on a story about the precautions restaurants are taking, if any, concerning radiated food. 

Are you concerned? Have you changed your seafood-consuming behavior?

Are you more likely to believe what a government agency tells you, the media tells you, or what the the restaurant and seafood industries tell you? Or, are they all the same source of information? Just kidding.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 10:16 AM | | Comments (5)


Unless the fish that I am buying (usually whole) has a third eye or two tails, I am not concerned. Just as I am not staying awake night worrying about contracting Vibrio from raw oysters. I'm more worried about getting mashed by some stupid Rockville driver on my commute from serene Hampstead every day.

Im not concerned.

I din't know that Hampstead was serene. I doubt that anyone did either. Serene and Hampstead are two words I just ever expected in the same sentence,

potpie - trust me, compared to Rockville, Hampstead is very serene! C'mon - Carroll County vs. Montgomery County??? We've got deer, cows, horses, hummingbirds, hawks and manageable traffic. The only thing Rockville has that somewhat compensates is decent Pho joints.

The risk of vibrio from oysters is very, very small. It is nearly non-existent, I'd say, if you eat native wild oysters, as they are only served in the colder months and vibrio strikes in the warm months.

I grew up keeping kosher, so most things are new to me. My first oyster was ok. But my second - topped with melted parm and bacon, delivered by Chef Paul as we enjoyed a water view of the Choptank - was a complete revelation. I'd never eaten anything so good. I tried to call it the "traif trifecta" on my Sun blog, but my editor cut it. I still like it, and the dish that inspired it. Paul, by the way, is cooking at the Tidewater in Easton. My meal was at Bobby's in Cambridge, which I believe is still around...

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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