The article quotes Will Blunt of StarChefs, one of the sponsors of Taste of the Marcellus, our July 26 benefit at Brooklyn Winery: “Chefs are not just lifestyle figures,” he told  Huff Post’s Regina Varolli, “they’re small business owners and job creators critical to a healthy New York State economy. As Governor Cuomo weighs his decision [on fracking], we want to make it abundantly clear to him that the restaurant community and its leaders stand against legalizing this dangerous practice in New York State. Farms, distilleries, breweries, wineries and their products are lifeblood for restaurants — and chefs recognize the potentially catastrophic effect that this dangerous practice could have on their businesses.” READ FULL ARTICLE