Monday, March 17, 2008

Alice Waters' most important books

Alice Waters is the founder of Chez Panisse and author or co-author of several books, including Chez Panisse Vegetables, Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook, Fanny at Chez Panisse, a storybook and cookbook for children, and most recently, The Art of Simple Food.

She told Newsweek about her five most important books. And answered a couple of related questions:
A much-recommended book you haven't read:

Jonathan Kozol's The Shame of the Nation, a book about the disgraceful inequalities in our public-education system. I have yet to steel myself.

A book you hope parents will read to their children:

Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson's Chew on This, an accessible and engaging book that will make kids understand why not to reach for the Happy Meal.
Read more about Alice Waters' most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue