Chef, author, speaker and National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver is on a mission to restore our relationships with the ocean, the land and with each other-through dinner. He believes food is a crucial way for us to connect with the ecosystems, people, and cultures of our world.

Seaver explores these themes through healthful, planet-friendly recipes in his first book, For Cod & Country (Sterling Epicure, 2011), and as host of both the National Geographic web series Cook-Wise and the three-part Ovation TV series In Search of Food. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and executive chef at some of D.C.'s most celebrated restaurants, Seaver is known for his devotion to quality, culinary innovation, and sustainability.

In 2008, he was honored as a "Seafood Champion" by the Seafood Choices Alliance and as "Rising Culinary Star of the Year" by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. In 2009, Esquire magazine named him "Chef of the Year." Seaver works on ocean issues with National Geographic's Missions Program to increase awareness and inspire action. He also collaborates with D.C. Central Kitchen, the School Nutrition Association, the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, and Future of Fish.

Join us as Senior Executive Chef Steven Miller makes one of Chef Seaver's great recipes from his book, For Cod & Country. Then Chef Seaver teaches us about creative menu planning using sustainable seafood.

This episode is part of the CU in the Kitchen series.