The decisions you make are a choice of values that reflect your life in every way.

Alice Waters

Alice Waters

Profession: Chef
Nationality: American

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I really appreciate the many neighbourhoods of Berkeley. There is still the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. And it has the University of California, which is the greatest gift, to my mind, to be close to it. It keeps the place alive.

My kitchen has a wood-burning oven, a large worktable, and windows all around, including one above the sink. I think whoever is washing the dishes needs to have a lot of beauty around.

I'm an optimist. I'm hopeful.

The problem with living in a fast-food nation is that we expect food to be cheap.

We've been so disconnected agriculturally and culturally from food. We spend more time on dieting than on cooking.

We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.

A whole set of values comes with fast food: Everything should be fast, cheap and easy; there's always more where that came from; there are no seasons; you shouldn't be paid very much for preparing food. It's uniformity and a lack of connection.

When you have good ingredients, cooking doesn't require a lot of instruction because you can never go very wrong.

I think health is the outcome of eating well.

I eat meat, but no meat that isn't pastured is acceptable, and we probably need to eat a whole lot less.

The way we subsidize food makes it cheaper to go to McDonald's and get a hamburger than a salad, and that's insane. It's pure government policy.

I can't imagine leaving the restaurant. It's hard for me to separate my life from my work; I'm really thinking about what we're doing every day.

I think if you buy from people who are taking care of the land, you're supporting the future of this country.

I love those tiny little onions in the spring that are so small they're almost like a little chive.