If you do a Google Image search for “Chef Saves World” (because why wouldn’t you?), you’ll find pictures of people like Jamie Oliver (often dressed up like a vegetable), RenÃ© Redzepi, Ferran AdriÃ , andÂ Mario Batali (huh?). Who you won’t find a picture of is Thomas Keller, because he’s not interested in saving the world. As reported recently in the New York Times:
‘Chefsâ€™ obligation to help save the planet? A lofty idea, they [Keller and Spanish chef Andoni Luis Aduriz]Â agreed, but the priority is creating great, brilliant food.
â€œWith the relatively small number of people I feed, is it really my responsibility to worry about carbon footprint?â€ Mr. Keller asked. â€œThe worldâ€™s governments should be worrying about carbon footprint.â€