The Mother of Slow Food (this is such a delicious segment. watch & enjoy)
When it comes to food, Alice Waters is a legend. At age 64, she has done more to change how we (North) Americans eat, cook and think about food than anyone since Julia Child.
Waters was only 27 years old in 1971 when she opened her French bistro Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., today considered one of the finest restaurants not just in the United States but in the world.
Waters has produced eight cookbooks, but she's more famous as the mother of a movement that preaches about fresh food grown in a way that's good for the environment. The movement, now called "slow food," is a healthy alternative to "fast food."
You might think this appeals only to the Prius-driving, latte-sipping upper crust, but Waters' ideas have gone mainstream.