Alice Waters is kind of a big deal in the Bay Area food scene. You may know her from her world famous restaurant, Chez Panisse, in Berkeley. I’ve never been able to try it out, but many famous Bay Area restaurants have birthed out of our kitchen such as Foreign Cinema, Bakesale Betty’s and Ici. And several weeks ago, I was lucky enough to meet her during the Chez Panisse 40th Anniversary Event on Maiden Lane in downtown SF.
In addition to celebrating 40 years, she was promoting her organization, The Edible Schoolyard, which aims to educate students on eating “real food.” Waters is a real advocate of cooking with locally grown food and she demonstrates that at Chez Panisse. I support her cause 100%, and you can learn more about it here.