Sunday, March 15, 2009

Changing the Way We Eat: Alice Waters Interview

Leslie Stahl began her Sixty Minutes interview with Alice Waters last night by acknowledging that Waters "has done more to change how we Americans eat, cook and think about food than anyone since Julia Child."

Through the course of the interview, Waters discusses the importance of access to fresh food and her work with the slow food movement. They visit with the children in her Edible Schoolyard Program, and Waters again makes a pitch for a White House vegetable garden.

Alice Waters is one of America's most famous Chefs and an influential advocate for local and organic foods. Waters is the co-owner of Chez Panisse, the original "California Cuisine" restaurant in Berkeley, California and informal Café Fanny in West Berkeley. She advocates gardening and cooking opportunities at schools across the country as a natural way to get children interested in good food. It is a delightful interview that just may convince you to either get started on that backyard garden or at least make a trip to the local farmers' market.


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1 Comments:

Blogger Emily Whelan Parento said...

This was a fantastic interview. I thought Ms. Waters admirably handled the question of whether she is elitist by saying that all people should have a right to fresh, healthy food. As evidence continues to mount of the poor health outcomes associated with a lack of access to fresh foods, this argument may gain traction.

3/17/2009 9:39 AM  

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