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We Are What We Eat


Author Alice Waters Published by The Penguin Press ISBN 9780525561538 EAN 9780525561538 Bic Code Cover Hardback

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In this book, Alice Waters urges us to take up the mantle of slow food culture, the philosophy at the core of her life’s work. When Waters first opened Chez Panisse in 1971, she did so with the intention of feeding people good food during a time of political turmoil. Customers responded to the locally sourced organic ingredients, to the dishes made by hand, and to the welcoming hospitality that infused the small space – human qualities that were disappearing from a country increasingly seduced by takeout, frozen dinners, and prepackaged ingredients. Waters came to see that the phenomenon of fast food culture, which prioritised cheapness, availability, and speed, was not only ruining our health, but also dehumanising the ways we live and relate to one another.