Alice Waters To Host Book Signing At Smithsonian NAHM

Posted by on Jun 10

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alice-waters-smithsonian-book-signingThis weekend, renowned celebrity chef and author Alice Waters will be hosting a book signing at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

Alice Waters is a well-known (and often persistent) advocate for sustainable agriculture, using locally-grown produce at her restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. She is the originator of "California Cuisine" as well as the "Edible Schoolyard Program," two campaigns that promote this idea of providing local, natural, and nutritious cooking alternatives.

Her books available at the signing are "The Edible Schoolyard," "Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook," and "The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution."

The book signing highlights the museum's Victory Garden as well as the new exhibit "Within These Walls...," in which a 200-year-old house in Massachusetts provides a setting for the stories of five different families during World War II. Food rations and coupons, anti-slavery almanacs, and WWII cookbooks are all on display. According to the Smithsonian site, the exhibit "explores some of the important ways ordinary people have been part of the great changes and events in American history."

The National Museum of American History is located on The Mall in Washington, D.C., at the Kenneth E. Behring Center. Alice Waters will be signing copies of her books from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at the Stars and Stripes Cafe, located in the museum's lower level.

Sources: Smithsonian NMAH Official Site
The Examiner

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