Thoughts by Alice Waters:
Go to the farmers market and buy food there. You’ll get something that’s delicious. It’s discouraging that this seems like such an elitist thing.
To have a basic ingredient that can be prepared a million different ways is a beautiful thing.
I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn,I remember them from my childhood,I only had them in the summer. They were extraordinary.
Eating is an environmental act.
I really am at a place where I think we need to feed every child at school for free and feed them a real school lunch that’s sustainable and nutritious and delicious.
Always explore your garden and go to the market before you decide what cook.
I think Americas food culture is embedded in fast-food culture. And the real question that we have is: How are we going to teach slow-food values in a fast-food world?
It’s a comfort to always find pasta in the cupboard and garlic and parsley in the garden.
I came to all the realizations about sustainability and biodiversity because I fell in love with the way food tastes.
When you’re really considering all the qualities of food, purity is right there at the top of the list. I’m unwilling to eat food that has been adulterated.
People cooked with a certain integrity before fast food, 50 or 60 years ago. When the cheap food arrived, and we didn’t have the education and deep cultural roots to hold on..
It is a fundamental fact that no cook, however creative and capable, can produce a dish of a quality any higher than that of its raw ingredients.