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:…

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…

Quiche Must Reads

Quiche is perhaps one of the most divisive items on an American brunch menu.  I have encountered quiche as a food that is coded as female, high-maintenance, and snobbish.  What are your associations with quiche? Do you eat it? Personally, I far prefer to read about quiche than to eat it.  Here are some quiche-relevant…