About Alice Waters

Waters is the original chef and founding owner of Chez Panisse, a seminal restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has written four cookbooks, including Chez Panisse Vegetables. In 1994 she founded the Edible Schoolyard at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, a model curriculum that integrates organic gardening into academic classes and into the life of the school.

Featured Books by Alice Waters

40 Years of Chez Panisse

The Power of Gathering

Edible Schoolyard

A Universal Idea

The Art of Simple Food

Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

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The gamification of cooking

Earning points

Most of the time with cooking and eating, the rules are clear.

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The Culinate Interview

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The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


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