"Nobody here is ashamed of eating seal. In fact, it's totally normal."
"It's wild beautiful, organic meat. I mean, you can't get any better than that."
Powerful quotes from Newfoundland's most prominent chefs, Todd Perrin (Mallard Cottage) and Jeremy Charles (Raymonds), as they discuss the controversial protein with Montreal food writer Adam Gollner in the trailer of Vice Munchies' The Politics of Food.
The new series delves into incendiary food topics like fast-food labour conditions, politcally-motivated attempts to ban the likes of foie gras and, on the heels of the U.S. Chefs for Seals boycott of Canadian seafood, the commercial seal hunt. Brothers Benjamin and Benoît Lenglet of Au Cinquième Péché, the Plateau bistro known chiefly for its seal-accentuated menu, also get some camera time on a trip to Les Îles de la Madeleine. Have a look below.