Happy Friday! We’ve almost made it! Take a moment to congratulate yourself. I know I’ve had a full week. What about you? My highlights included interviewing the CEO of the country’s largest fishing company, as well as a fun lunchtime talk with Northwestern MBA students. We’re now in that part of the new year where momentum is building and deadlines are starting to pile up. It can be a lot. I’m trying to balance it all out with lots of face-to-face experiences, and, of course, some good food.
This week, that search for balance brought me to crabs. How could I not while reporting in and around Seattle? While the Alaskan population has been decimated, Washington state’s fresh riverbed Dungeness are doing well. Steamed for a few minutes, dipped in a little butter, and wow.
Full disclosure: I’m still grappling with West Coast time over here. Next week, expect the edition to hit your inbox a bit earlier. In the meantime, enjoy the winter weekend!
P.S. If you’re based in Charleston, reach out: I’ll be in town for a book event on February 7th. Come through! RSVP here.
—Chloe Sorvino, Staff Writer
Order my book, Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed and the Fight for the Future of Meat, out now from Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books.
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When you wind up at Pike’s Place Market in Seattle and find out that the Dungeness crabs are fresh, in-season and $9.99 per pound, there’s only one appropriate response A resounding yes. Luckily, it was also my host’s birthday, so I came to the fishmonger with a good excuse to be festive.
Chloe Sorvino leads coverage of food and agriculture as a staff writer on the enterprise team at Forbes. Her book, Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed and the Fight for the Future of Meat, will publish on December 6, 2022, with Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books. Her nearly nine years of reporting at Forbes has brought her to In-N-Out Burger’s secret test kitchen, drought-ridden farms in California’s Central Valley, burnt-out national forests logged by a timber billionaire, a century-old slaughterhouse in Omaha and even a chocolate croissant factory designed like a medieval castle in northern France.
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