Penguin Random House, Inc.
Chez Panisse opened its doors in 1971. Founded by Alice Waters, the restaurant is rooted in her conviction that the best-tasting food is organic, locally grown, and harvested in ecologically sound ways by people who are taking care of the land for future generations. In Forty Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering, Waters takes readers on her journey from the humble and visionary beginnings of the restaurant, through its rise and acclaim, and to the influential Chez Panisse Foundation. Organized by decade, the book includes a wealth of archival material and photographs and interviews from public figures and cooks who have been inspired by or mentored at the restaurant.