Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution

Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution

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Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution by Thomas McNamee

The first authorized biography of "the mother of American cooking" (The New York Times)

This adventurous book charts the origins of the local "market cooking" culture that we all savor today. When Francophile Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1971, few Americans were familiar with goat cheese, cappuccino, or mesclun. But it wasn't long before Waters and her motley coterie of dreamers inspired a new culinary standard incorporating ethics, politics, and the conviction that the best-grown food is also the tastiest. Based on unprecedented access to Waters and her inner circle, this is a truly delicious rags-to-riches saga.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594201158
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/22/2007
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Thomas McNamee's work has appeared in Audubon, The New Yorker, Life, Natural History, High Country News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Saveur, and a number of literary journals.

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Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alice Waters would be better known than Julia Child if only she'd had a television show. I'd watch it -- she seems like a fascinating person. I grew up eating Wonder Bread, frozen vegetables, and jello, but started eating much better as a young adult. I came away wondering why I hadn't known who Alice was until now. This book makes the evolution of American cuisine very immediate and entertaining. We should thank her for the availability of organic, fresh food.