Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious


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Chef Alice Waters has always been friends with food.
The search for good food led Alice Waters to France, and then back home to Berkeley, California, where she started Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard. For Alice, a delicious meal does not start in the kitchen, but in the fields with good soil and caring farmers.
Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of the Caldecott winner, Snowflake Bentley, and Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, tells how one child's search for delicious led to a dream for all children to share the joy of tasty food—the same joy we get from a beautiful song, or a starry sky.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430117810
Publisher: Live Oak Media (NY)
Publication date: 09/28/2014
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal. Her last book, Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, was named among the Best Nonfiction Books 2013 by School Library Journal and received a starred review from School Library Journal and Booklist. She has taught creative writing at Hamline College and University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival. She grew up on a farm in Maine and now lives in Mt. Vernon, IA. Learn more about Jacqueline at

Hayelin Choi Hayelin Choi is an illustrator and textile designer. This is her first picture book. She is a graduate of School of Visual Arts and lives in Queens, New York. Learn more about Hayelin at

Alice Waters founded Chez Panisse restaurant in 1971 and the Edible Schoolyard in 1995. She won the James Beard Award for Best Chef in 1992 and Chez Panisse was named the Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet in 2001. Time magazine named her among "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2014.

Read an Excerpt

"Alice Waters has always been friends with food.
When she was three years old
she wore food —
a lettuce leaf skirt, radish bracelets,
a necklace of strawberries and a crown of asparagus —
and won first prize in a costume contest.

Little Alice was also looking for Delicious.
And she found it
in fresh green beans
and just-picked blueberries."

—from Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

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