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Alice Waters


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From the earliest days of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, Alice Waters has stood out from the crowd. Taking her lead from the farmers and small producers who supplied the restaurant, over the decades Alice 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. Introduction by Stephanie Alexander.

Presented in partnership with the Age Good Food Month.


Alice Waters

Alice Waters is an American chef, author, food advocate and proprietor of Chez Panisse. She is vice president of Slow Food International, a nonprofit organization that promotes and celebrates local artisanal food traditions and has 100,000 members in over 130 countries. Waters is also the author of ... Read more

Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander AO is regarded as one of Australia’s great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through her thirty years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 14 influential books and hundreds of articles about food matters, and for her groundbreaking wor... Read more

Nina Rousseau

Editor of The Age Cheap Eats for the past four editions, Nina Rousseau has been writing about food, and reviewing Melbourne and Victorian restaurants for the past 10 years.  She is a regular contributor to The Age Good Food Guide and The Age Epicure, and has also worked... Read more


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