Launch of “Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook”
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
30 Lafayette Ave.
718-636-4100 Price: $25 event only; $45 with book
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Launch of Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
Chef, author, and food activist Alice Waters comes to BAM for the launch of her new memoir. In Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook, Waters chronicles the circuitous road leading up to the opening of Chez Panisse Restaurant in 1971—a time when the prevailing food culture was embracing convenience and uniformity—offering her own account of how she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers.
Alice Waters is the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995 she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for a free school lunch for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school. She has been the vice president of Slow Food International since 2002. In 2015 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, proving that eating is a political act and the table is a powerful means to social justice and positive change. Waters is the author of 15 books, including The New York Times bestsellers The Art of Simple Food I & II and Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea.
A book signing with Waters will follow the event.