My brother Jonathan Gold, the food writer, will moderate a panel Wednesday night on sustainable seafood at the Skirball Center. Zocalo is putting on the free event. The other panelists will be renowned seafood chef Michael Cimarusti, from Providence, and Logan Kock, the chief buyer and seafood encyclopedia from Santa Monica Seafood. Michael and Logan are two of the most knowledgeable people in the field of sustainable seafood, and definitely a heck of a lot more informed on the issues than the Gold Brothers. But my focus will be on the moderator.
This will be our first public dust-up on seafood issues since our whale wars over a year ago. Jonathan has the advantage. This is definitely a foodie audience and, as moderator, he has control of the mike. I still have a fighter’s chance because the topic is sustainable seafood and Jonathan may not have been in an ocean since his high school days.