I do feel like food should cost more, because we aren't paying farmers a living wage. It has to cost more.

Alice Waters

Alice Waters

Profession: Chef
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

Buy foods from nearby farms and have that food served in the cafeteria.

I really am at a place where I think we need to feed every child at school for free and feed them a real school lunch that's sustainable and nutritious and delicious. It needs to be part of the curriculum of the school in the same way that physical education was part of the curriculum, and all children participated.

Create a garden; bring children to farms for field trips. I think it's important that parents and teachers get together to do one or two things they can accomplish well - a teaching garden, connecting with farms nearby, weave food into the curriculum.

I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn. I remember them from my childhood. I only had them in the summer. They were extraordinary.

We make decisions every day about what we're going to eat. And some people want to buy Nike shoes - two pairs, and other people want to eat Bronx grapes and nourish themselves. I pay a little extra, but this is what I want to do.

I just hope Americans come to understand that food isn't something to be manipulated by our teeth and shoved down our gullet, that it's our spiritual and physical nourishment and important to our well-being as a nation.

I'm always changing my work, as there are endless ways to think about food.

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

First, kids should be involved in the production of their own food. They have to get their hands in the dirt, they have to grow things. They also have to become sensually stimulated, and the way to begin is with a bakery.

I want every child in America to eat a nutritious, delicious, sustainably sourced school lunch for free.

I feel like old age in America is a very sad thing. I have been many different places around the world where getting older is something you look forward to.

I used to do calligraphy, and I'm afraid that has lapsed, but I've always been interested in book printing.

I think health is the outcome of finding a balance and some satisfaction at the table.

I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.