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Commentary: Boat Show Food For Thought, Part II

From my last commentary on the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, you’d think I’m obsessed with food quality. Not so. I’m also crazy about proper drink.


Once again, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show takes a smart leadership role.

And why not? Life is short and you only get one.

As reported in that column, the annual South Florida event Oct. 31-Nov. 4 is stepping up its food game this year with a new caterer called Proof of the Pudding. Now comes the news, via an email press release from the show organizers, that the new food service also will be focusing on “sustainability,” not only with its culinary offerings from fish tacos to wood-fired pizzas, but with the disposable plates and such for serving them.

According to the release, the culinary team at Proof of the Pudding “emphasizes fresh, farm-to-plate fruits and vegetables, sustainable seafood, and natural, organic meats, partnering with purveyors to use locally-sourced, organic and sustainable products.” The company also prohibits the use of Styrofoam packaging or service ware.

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