Monday, November 1, 2010

Nov 10

Autumn in Berkeley...

Visiting Dr. Kate a couple of weeks ago, we explored , walked a lot and ate some amazing food. We had Mexican food, of course... and Burmese food... and Brazilian sandwiches... and locally grown and harvested veggies and seafood.

One meal that falls into the last category was at Chez Panisse. Owner/chef Alice Waters' philosophy is to serve the most delicious organic products only when they are in season. Over the course of three decades, Chez Panisse has developed a network of local farmers and ranchers whose dedication to sustainable agriculture assures the restaurant a steady supply of pure and fresh ingredients.

As a part of her commitment to provide food education to youngsters Alice Waters created the Chez Panisse Foundation, establishing a strategy to transform the quality of school lunches that includes a model garden and kitchen programme on the grounds of a Berkeley public school. Called the Edible Schoolyard, this garden is directly behind Kate's home. This archway is a part of that garden. Go here to see more: