I am so intrigued by this woman. Most people know her as the founder of Chez Panisse in California, and most recently she's been in the news for convincing the Obamas to plant a White House vegetable garden as a symbol for the U.S. to take a new perspective on food.
I want to buy her book:
But, while I'm intrigued by the simple, wholesome recipes, I also feel a little discouraged. It's difficult to go to the source and make sure you're consistently getting local, organic ingredients (especially when you're a twenty-something with a limited budget and limited knowledge of HOW to go to the source). And, as powerful as the Slow Food movement is, I still love junk food. Sometimes I just crave a Chick-Fil-A sandwich and a Coke.
Whatever my difficulties battling my own love of junk, Alice Waters' passion for good food is something I want to cultivate in my own life. How cool is she?