Author(s): Alice Waters
Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1971, kicking off a food revolution. Now, Waters presents a photographic history of the restaurant in its cultural context, full of iconic pictures from the Chez Panisse archives and vintage menus from special events throughout the restaurant's history.
ALICE WATERS's influence on American cooking is unrivaled. She opened Chez Panisse (named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet) in 1971, Chez Panisse Cafe in 1980, and Cafe Fanny in 1984. She founded her career on creating dishes using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients long before sustainability was a household term. Among her many awards, Alice has received the James Beard Best Chef in America, Humanitarian, and Lifetime Achievement awards, and most recently the French Legion d'Honneur. In 1996, she created the Chez Panisse Foundation to fund the Edible Schoolyard, a model of edible education in the public school system. She is the author of eight cookbooks, most recently In the Green Kitchen and The Art of Simple Food. For more information about Alice and Chez Panisse, please visit ChezPanisse.com and ChezPanisseFoundation.org.