Courtesy Star Chefs

Chef Cesare Casella, owner and executive chef of Salumeria Rosi on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is never without his signature sprig of rosemary. It signals his love of all things that live and grow, and his commitment to the earth and its fruits. We love what he has to say about upstate and its vulnerability to fracking:  “The land in New York is precious to farmers and civilians alike. It is important that it is preserved so our state can maintain a healthy landscape for our future. Upstate New York is very important for eating well in New York. We need to make sure that, if we want to continue to eat well and naturally, and beautifully and happily, we need to be careful.”