Alice Waters with Eric Schlosser
Alice Waters, celebrated chef and founder of Chez Panisse, author of numerous books on food and cooking, and a major figure in our talk and knowing of food, makes this welcome virtual appearance about her newest book, We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto (Knopf). For this evening’s program, which is co-presented by Elliott Bay, Third Place Books, and Vroman’s Bookstore (down in Pasadena), Alice Waters will be joined in conversation by Eric Schlosser, author of numerous acclaimed books from Fast Food Nation to his most recent, Command and Control. Eric Schlosser, himself, with this to say of We Are What We Eat: “Alice Waters is my favorite chef, and We Are What We Eat is a beautiful, important book. It’s full of passion, anger at the way things are, and hope for a kinder, fairer, more humane, and vastly more enjoyable future. This book is the culmination of a life’s work, a great life, and is a must read.”
“Waters, legendary chef and founder of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse, delivers an impassioned manifesto on how food and its quality impacts society and the planet . . . She offers cogent, well-reasoned analyses of the price of convenience, blind trust in advertising, and cheapness, all of which seduce ‘us into losing our desire, confidence, and ability to do things for ourselves.’ Highly convincing and incredibly inspiring, Waters’ fervent entreaty is sure to open eyes and change minds.” —Publishers Weekly.
Alice Waters’ other books include Chez Panisse Cooking, The Art of Simple Food, In the Green Kitchen, My Pantry, Fanny in France, and Coming to My Senses.
Co-presented by Elliott Bay Book Company, Third Place Books, and Vroman’s Bookstore.