Ep.3 Alice Waters: An Edible Education
38 min listen
This week we talk to the chef-founder of Chez Panisse, author, slow-food activist, educator and winner of multiple lifetime achievement awards: Alice Waters.
From dinners for friends at Chez Panisse to taking activism to the classroom with The Edible Schoolyard, her living legacy is making serious dents in the food system. Covering too much ground for one episode, we're taking it across two. Now, we're going back 50 years to when Alice's flavor enlightenment in France convinced her to open the doors of Chez Panisse back home in Berkeley, California.
We exist to fix the food system.
People are more cut off from the origins of their food than ever. This makes flavor, nutrition and farming practices that protect the planet, almost impossible to find.
By working directly with growers, we create a more sustainable way forward for farming. By giving everyone the tools to understand the power of our food choices, we empower everybody to become drivers of change.
Now is the time for action. Join the food system revolution.
Go beyond four seasons
Each fruit and vegetable has its own season, with subtle shifts which happen every day. Follow their microseasons to unlock flavor at every stage.
WHAT’S IN SEASON?
Know where your food comes from
We know the name of the person behind everything we source. Recognize their growing artistry to find out exactly where your food comes from (and why that matters).
MEET THE GROWERS
Make your diet diverse
Our growers work with varieties chosen for quality and nutrition, not yield. By selecting their crops you keep heritage seeds in play, add to ecosystem biodiversity and preserve unique flavors.