Alice Waters and Chez Panisse | Thomas McNamee

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a really beautiful and engaging read for anyone interested in food in general, Alice Waters and associated slow food movement. for sure some problematic things in that movement and her restaurant (ie classism, racism, elitism). 

but reading about her ideas and values and reckoning with sourcing and serving food that was unaffordable/inaccessible to so many people, and yet still not even making any profit in her restaurant, literally just breaking even, is all very interesting. the anecdotal stories about eccentric farmers she worked with, the restaurant burning down, are all really interesting.

 

this is a hardcover version in good condition