Alice Waters Reading List

To prepare for my Alice Waters Potluck, I’ve been reading as much as I can about Alice, Chez Panisse, Terroir, and California Cuisine. Here are some amazing books and articles I’ve found and enjoyed, but first, I’ll share an excerpt from the preface of Waters’ memoir, Coming to My Senses: “Here is how I cook:…

Brazilian Beach Barbecue

A beach day on the southeastern coast of Brazil requires many supplies beyond a towel and sunscreen.  Your day trip from São Paulo is well provisioned and won’t be complete without chairs, tables, multiple barbecue grills, coolers, cups, and dishware, as well as a speaker blaring music.  The food that best sustains an all-day beach…

Alice Waters Potluck

I’ll be hosting an Alice Waters Potluck at Practice Space, a shop and studio in Inman Square, as part of their winter research question: why do we dream of California?  Check out the event page here and buy your tickets here – the dinner is limited to 16 seats and they’re going fast! Why an…

Food + Trauma: “Prison Ramen”

It is impossible to separate incarceration from the experience of trauma. The life described by the contributors to the cookbook Prison Ramen is one of a scrabble for survival through lethal battles for power, and a loss of nearly all control in one’s own life. But the meals described in this book – even a…