Alice Waters and Rachel Carson
I am just blown away by Alice Waters and Rachel Carson. Well, blown away at first, but then anchored, educated and invigorated. Rachel Carson made words sing — and in so doing breathed soul into the organic farming movement.
“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.”
She led the winning fight to ban DDT. Through her beautiflly written words, she propelled the organic agricultural movement by framing it philosophically, scientifically and aesthetically.
Read: “Silent Spring.”
Alice Waters took her experience of the French Bourgouise Cuisine, morphed it into the delicious, wholesome, innovative cuisine that’s in community with nearby organic farmers. Can’t wait to dine at her Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkely. Her Chez Panisse Foundation is doing more to improve the nutrition of school lunches, and for a longer period, than The Naked Chef in his ABC Network TV series. He would do well to invite her to lead one of his shows. That would be “real.”