Alice Waters Talks Slow Food

Alice Waters Talks Slow Food

Source is excited to be collaborating with Books & Books and Miami Book Fair to present: A Virtual Evening with Alice Waters & Kim Severson who will be discussing Alice Waters latest book, We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto

Alice Waters is a chef, food activist and founder/owner of Chez Panisse in California. She has received numerous accolades over her career including the National Humanities Medal and three James Beards Awards, just to name a few. Alice has also dedicated her time as vice president of Slow Food International and as the founder of Edible Schoolyard Project, both of which help to bring food awareness to people of all ages all over the world. 

In We Are What We Eat, Alice Waters shares her philosophy on the slow food culture which urges us to take up eating in a “slow food way”. The slow food way focuses on prioritizing a culture that believes in biodiversity, seasonality, stewardship, and pleasure in work. When Waters first opened Chez Panisse in 1971, the intent was to feed people good food during a time of political turmoil. Her customers responded to the locally sourced organic ingredients, to the dishes made by hand, and to the welcoming hospitality that infused the small space. These human qualities were exactly what was disappearing from a country increasingly seduced by takeout, frozen dinners, and prepackaged ingredients. Over years of working with regional farmers, Waters and her partners learned how geography and seasonality affect the ingredients on the menu, as well as about the social, economic, and environmental threats posed by industrial farming and food distribution. This is a declaration of action against fast food values, and a working theory about what we can do to change the course. Waters makes it clear that every decision we make about what we put in our mouths affects not only our bodies but also the world at large.

Alice Waters will be joined in conversation by Kim Severson, a national food correspondent for the New York Times. Severson has won a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, four James Beard awards and written several books, including a collaborative cookbook. 

About Books & Books

Books & Books is one of the leading independent booksellers in America. Founded by Mitchell Kaplan in 1982, it has since expanded to eight locations, concentrated in the Miami area and also with branches in Grand Cayman and Westhampton Beach on Long Island, and now Key West. Mitchell has been honored in the industry with the Presidency of the American Booksellers Association and was named Independent Bookseller of the Year in 2015. Each Books & Books location has its own flavor, from 10,000 SF flagship in Coral Gables to a tiny shop on Concourse D in the Miami Airport. Each shares a commitment to a deep and rich selection of great books; fine tuned to the interests and reading habits of its local community.

Tune in to the Discussion 

Presented by Politics and Prose, Harvard Bookstore, and Books & Books in collaboration with Source, this virtual conversation will take place Wednesday, June 2nd, 8pm ET, live on Zoom. Tickets and a copy of We Are What We Eat are available for $28 + tax/fees and shipping. Once you make your purchase, you will be sent a private link to access the event. Books will be shipped to the address provided after the event. 

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About Source 

Source offers a selection of the highest-quality produce, goods and more sourced local, organic, ethical, sustainable and as regenerative as possible. From the farm box to the market, the tea bar to the cafe, all our products are for and from the earth. We are committed to sustainable practices for an invested connected community, in an authentic space that will endure.