Lesley Stahl interviews Alice Waters


Alice Waters was featured last night on CBS’ 60 minutes. And according to correspondent Lesley Stahl, the 64-year-old chef and restaurateur “has done more to change how Americans eat, cook and think about food than anyone since Julia Child.”

Waters is the co-owner of Chez Panisse—a French bistro in Berkeley, California, which is considered as one of the finest restaurants in the world.

A supporter of locally-grown and fresh ingredients, she has been credited with creating and developing California Cuisine and has written or co-written numerous books on the subject.

Her suggestions for “edible education” have been introduced into the entire Berkeley school system, and with the current crisis in childhood obesity, have drawn national media attention.

“You started a revolution in food. How we think about food. How we cook food. But do you think of yourself as a revolutionary?” Stahl asked Waters.

“I guess I do now, but when I started Chez Panisse I wasn’t thinking of a philosophy about organic and sustainable. I just was looking for flavor,” Waters replied.

Watch Alice’s interview on 60 minutes below:

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