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Alice Waters

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Alice Waters is a leading figure in the Slow Food International movement, and an advocate for fair agriculture and healthy, wholesome eating.

Taking her lead from the farmers and small producers who supplied her famous Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California, over the decades Waters has come to symbolise the importance of true seasonality, regionality and sheer dedication to fine produce and the best farming methods. Alice has been named as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential people and was this year’s Wall Street Journal Innovator of the Year.

Since launching her Edible Schoolyard project in 1996, she’s extended her influence to the cooks, farmers and eaters of the future, even inspiring Michelle Obama to plant a kitchen garden at the White House. And she comes to Australia from Terra Madre – the biennial gathering in Italy of farmers and food producers from around the globe created by the international Slow Food movement.

Meet this truly iconic figure, one of the most influential food thinkers of our times, as she presents her key ideas –then unpacks them with food writer Nina Rousseau. Introduction by Stephanie Alexander.

Presented in partnership with the Age Good Food Month.

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