At a glance:
- Author: Thomas McNamee
- First Published: 2007
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1971-2002
- Setting: Berkeley, California; France; New York; Washington, D.C.
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: Twentieth century, Twenty-first century, Restaurants, bars, taverns, or pubs, California, Food, Natural foods
- Locales: North America
Although Penguin Press bills Alice Waters and Chez Panisse as an authorized biography of the famed restaurateur, in fact the book isas its title indicatesmore of a dual biography of Alice Waters and her singular creation, Chez Panisse, perhaps the most famous restaurant in the United States. Born in Chatham, New Jersey, Waters enjoyed “an ordinary American suburban childhood.” Readers are presented with a charming (and prescient) picture of the young Waters attending a Fourth of July costume contest dressed as the Queen of the Garden, “with a skirt of lettuce...
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