Tonight’s edition of Action Speaks features a discussion of Chez Panisse, the famed restaurant opened by Alice Waters in Berkeley, California way back in 1971. Designed by a woman who “simply wanted to create a place where you could relax while eating well,” the restaurant kicked off the locavore movement and the slow food craze.
Speaking about the restaurant will be Professor Christine Thompson, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at JWU; Thomas McNamee, author of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution; Ronaldo Robledo, locavore restauranteur; and Katherine Brown, Executive Director of the Southside Community Land Trust.
Up for discussion: Is Monsanto killing us all? Does eating locally and seasonally actually make any sense? And, to quote the press release, “can we envision a world in which we can all afford heirloom tomatoes?”
Today at 5:30
115 Empire Street
(photo via Flickr; searching “Chez Panisse” just wasted fifteen minutes of my day, and now I’m starving)