Amy Gillentine's story is subscription-only, but here's a snippet.
Why did you decide to open the Conscious Table?
Some of the principles that led to me creating Conscious Table are that there is not enough creative and interesting food in our fantastic city. Another is that I firmly believe that food should be made from scratch and never come prepackaged or precooked. We are at a point in food service where cooking from scratch is rare, and the art and skill of cooking is slipping away from us as a society. Thirdly I believe that all creatures should be allowed a quality of life. No creature should have to spend its life crammed in a cage or feed lot just to assure us cheap pricing at the store or a restaurant.