There is a magnetic pull to the holiday table, as if the wooden slats or available metal are somehow charged for the season with memory and expectation, with love and hunger. In many households, this pull comes first to the kitchen. This isn’t only because the engines of the meal are there but...
The best lines from the interview Jeremiah Tower rose to fame as the chef at Chez Panisse in San Francisco and then at his own San Francisco restaurant, Stars. Along with Chez Panisse’s Alice Waters, he’s viewed as a preeminent pioneer of modern American cuisine. Show More Summary
This week's Special Sauce guest is David Tanis, one of the best and most thoughtful chefs and cookbook writers working today.
The celebrated Chez Panisse founder will not rest until every kid in America has a free, sustainably grown, delicious school lunch. When I spoke with Alice Waters, we didn’t focus on her famed restaurant, Chez Panisse, or her profound impact on the way we eat today, starting with the concept of farm to table. Show More Summary
This week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed Alice Waters, the chef who launched California cuisine and the organic-food movement at her restaurant, Chez Panisse, in Berkeley in the early 1970s (go here). For my "House Call" column, Alice...
Christina Lecki strives to emulate Chez Panisse and River Café and make the Brooklyn restaurant a “little slower, a little more simplistic.”
According to a new autobiography, “Coming to My Senses,” it all began with a year in Paris and a taste for the food she discovered there.
In 'Coming to My Senses,' Alice Waters reveals the misadventures that led to her "counterculture" restaurant, Chez Panisse. A 3.5-star book review.
Alice Waters remembers the opening of her famed restaurant, Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California, in an excerpt from her memoir, “Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook.”
Alice Waters is a restaurateur and food visionary who took French ideals of seasonal cooking to Berkeley, Calif., where her now-legendary Chez Panisse restaurant has been inspiring generations of American chefs, diners and home cooks since Aug. 28, 1971. “People want to know how I came to open...
She lives one helluva life Alice Waters’s new memoir, Coming to My Senses, will offer fans a candid look at the chef’s life before she opened her seminal farm-to-table restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. With the release...Show More Summary
In a memoir, the chef who pioneered farm-to-table food at Chez Panisse expounds on her wild early years, her politics and how she wants to be buried.
If you have kids and appreciate cooking, cookbooks and the idea that your offspring might creditably cook their own meals someday, their bookshelves will likely include some cookbook juvenilia. Alice Waters’ “Fanny at Chez Panisse: A Child’s Restaurant Adventures With 46 Recipes,” say, or Mollie...
Chez Panisse alum Sylvan Brackett has mastered the Japanese set meal format.
Located only blocks away from Chez Panisse, the Cheese Board Collective and the rest of the attractions in Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto,” 1333 Grant Street would be an intriguing home based on location alone. But throw in the fact that the house is a completely adorable 1910 Craftsman with a brick and wood-shingled exterior, a covered
It's unclear if he'll be returning to any restaurant kitchen in the near or distant future, and his last day is July 5. [ more › ]
He’s going to work on a third cookbook.
Celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower of Stars and Chez Panisse fame discusses new documentary about his life.
The American food movement—local, seasonal, organic, chef-proud—has an undisputed mother: Alice Waters, the founder of the pioneering restaurant Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California. Its father, Jeremiah Tower, ran away to Mexico and has been periodically proclaiming paternity rights ever since.
A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.