Sunday, February 25, 2018

11 AM - 1 PM

The Chino Farm


Join us for a special book signing with Alice Waters for her latest book. This event will feature music by Prairie Sky and pizza samples from Bottaro Woodfired Pizza, and proceeds will benefit The Edible Schoolyard Project (www.edibleschoolyard.org).

In COMING TO MY SENSES, Alice retraces the circuitous path that led her to 1517 Shattuck Avenue and the tumultuous times that emboldened her to find her own voice as a cook, when the prevailing food culture was embracing convenience and uniformity. Moving from a repressive suburban upbringing to Berkeley in 1964 at the height of the Free Speech Movement and campus unrest, she was drawn into a bohemian circle of charismatic (mostly male) figures whose views on design, politics, film, and food would ultimately inform the unique culture on which Chez Panisse was founded.

Dotted with stories, recipes, photographs, and letters, COMING TO MY SENSES is a quietly revealing look at one woman’s evolution from a rebellious yet impressionable follower to a respected activist, and how she established the iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers alike.

Alice Waters is the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkeley, California. She founded the Edible Schoolyard and has received the National Humanities Medal, the French Legion of Honor, the WSJ Magazine Innovators Award, and three James Beard Foundation Awards. Alice is the vice president of Slow Food International and the author of thirteen books. Her most recent books are My Pantry, The Art of Simple Food II, 40 Years of Chez Panisse, and In the Green Kitchen. She lives in Berkeley, California.

This event is free and open to the public, and will occur rain or shine. No reservations are required. Alice Waters will only sign books purchased at the event, or via pre sale here.