Alice Waters, chef, author and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally. Waters founded the Chez Panisse Foundation in 1996 and created the Edible Schoolyard program at the Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, California. The nationally recognized program is a model for public education that instills the knowledge and values we need to build a humane and sustainable future.
The affiliate program in New York City, located in Brooklyn at P.S. 216, will boast a newly designed kitchen and a four-season greenhouse in addition to a quarter-acre organic farm.
Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that Waters herself will be coming to Park Slope to speak at a P.S. 107 program on Thursday, Nov. 21. At the event, Waters will sign copies of her latest cookbook, “The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden.”
Waters serves as a public policy advocate on the national level for school lunch reform and universal access to healthy, organic foods. She is Vice President of Slow Food International and is the author of eight books.
The Nov. 21 event will begin at 5:15 p.m. Waters will personalize autographs, after which a reception and tasting will be held (at 6:15 p.m.) Following, at 7:15 p.m., will be a Q & A with Waters, moderated by Michael Moss, author of “Salt, Sugar, Fat.”
The event will be held at M.S. 88, located at 544 7th Ave, on the corner of 18th Street.
Tickets: $65 and include an autographed copy of Waters’ new cookbook “The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden.”