Alice Waters’ New Audio Book

January 18th, 2013 in Archive by 0 Comments

The Kitchen Sisters in collaboration with Alice Waters, have produced a new audio version of Alice’s best selling book, Forty Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering , now available at

Alice narrates the saga of her legendary restaurant and the food movement it helped spawn, along with the voices of some 90 of her collaborators mixed with music, sound and field recordings we have been gathering with her over the last 15 years.

Organized by decade, the audiobook includes the voices of writers, public figures and cooks—including Ruth Reichl, Calvin Trillin, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Marion Cunningham, Edna Lewis, Wendell Berry, and many others. This tribute to the delicious food revolution that began with Alice Waters and Chez Panisse is an important work for anyone who cares about food, sustainability, and the powerful legacy that Alice has built.


chez-panisseChez Panisse opened its doors in 1971. Founded by Alice, the restaurant is rooted in her conviction that the best-tasting food is organic, locally grown, and harvested in ecologically sound ways by people who are taking care of the land for future generations. The quest for such ingredients has always determined the restaurant’s cuisine, and over the course of 40 years, Chez Panisse has helped create a community of local farmers and ranchers whose dedication to sustainable agriculture assures the restaurant a steady supply of fresh and pure ingredients.

In Forty Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering, Alice takes listeners on her journey from the humble and visionary beginnings of the restaurant, through its rise and the acclaim, to the Café and the influential Chez Panisse Foundation.



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