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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (58 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice Waters Narrator: Alice Waters Publisher: The Kitchen Sisters Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering, is an audiobook collaboration between legendary food pioneer Alice Waters and NPR's Kitchen Sisters. Alice narrates the saga of her trailblazing restaurant and the food movement it helped spawn, along with the voices of some 50 of her collaborators and friends. Peabody Award-winning radio producers The Kitchen Sisters bring their signature, richly layered audio style to Alice's powerful story of the life and founding of Chez Panisse. Told decade by decade, this compelling tale of food and political transformation opens in the tumultuous 1960s and travels across 40 years, tracing how a small neighborhood restaurant in Berkeley, California, helped ignite a movement for edible education and local, organic, and delicious food.

Along with Alice we hear from dozens of people who have helped create the food movement, including Wendell Berry, Calvin Trillin, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Ruth Reichl, Marion Cunningham, Edna Lewis, Maira Kalman, Anna Deavere Smith, Hillary Clinton, Slow Food President Carlo Petrini, theater impresario Peter Sellars, farmer Bob Cannard, and many more - including chefs, farmers, gardeners, restaurateurs, artists, musicians, and writers. These voices are mixed with readings, interviews, music, sound, archival audio and field recordings captured by The Kitchen Sisters over decades of chronicling Alice's travels and efforts. Lively, inspiring and soulful, this audiobook is over six hours of story spanning 40 years in the life of a pioneering and visionary restaurant and the woman who dreamed it up.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Dover Stetson | 11/4/2013

    " This is a wonderful book for all the foodies in the world. Great pictures and a history of cuisine in America for the last 40 years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherie | 10/6/2013

    " B Not what I was looking for, but still interesting. I thought this was 40 years of the best Chez Panisse recipes, but it was looking at the history of the restaurant, the movement and communities it created. Really interesting, but wish there were some yummy recipes too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis Jennings | 7/23/2013

    " Beautiful book- it reminded me of what it was like to be young and open and full of fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 4/3/2013

    " Fascinating. I loved the different perspectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/13/2013

    " loved this history from my hero - the originator of the whole food movement "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/18/2013

    " I love this book. It makes me want to have a farm and a restaurant just like Chez Panisse. I'm adding it to my coffee table so that I can open it and get lost in the pictures. "

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About the Author

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. She is a passionate advocate for a food economy that is “good, clean, and fair.” Waters 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. She is the author of eight books, including The Art of Simple Food: Notes and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution.