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

Alice Waters

Alice Waters

Profession: Chef
Nationality: American

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

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

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.

The biggest thing you can do is understand that every time you're going to the grocery store, you're voting with your dollars. Support your farmers' market. Support local food. Really learn to cook.

I feel it is an obligation to help people understand the relation of food to agriculture and the relationship of food to culture.

People have become aware that way that we've been eating is making us sick.

I'm an optimist. I'm hopeful.

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.

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

English food writer Elizabeth David, cook and author Richard Olney and the owner of Domaine Tempier Lulu Peyraud have all really inspired the way I think about food.

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

I once had an Early Girl tomato at my friend Jay's house, and I thought that was the best thing I'd ever had. But then I visited friends in Senegal, and I ate sea urchin pulled fresh out of the sea. It tasted like the ocean.

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

It's so important to that we go into the public schools and we feed all of the kids something that is really good for them.