Consider The Lobster: DFW

This video contains an excerpt from DFW’s breathtakingly delightful book — Consider the Lobster.  Originally published in the August 2004 issue of Gourmet magazine, this review of the 2003 Maine Lobster Festival set off a firestorm of controversy among the readers of the culinary magazine.  The essay is concerned with the ethics of boiling a creature alive in order to enhance the consumer’s pleasure.  Whether one agrees with DFW or not, it’s food for thought.