The Center for Ecoliteracy’s new cookbook-guide Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools aims to improve school food beyond Berkeley.
Author Michael Pollan teams up with artist Maira Kalman — and several reader/eaters — in the new edition of “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.”
Fundraising efforts for the Edible Schoolyard Project as part of Chez Panisse’s 40th birthday celebrations far exceeds expectations.
Nikki Henderson: an unapologetic activist. Photo: Rick Gilbert People seem to have an insatiable appetite for food matters right now. Case in point: the public tickets for Edible Education 101 at UC Berkeley were snapped up in 12 minutes on Monday, according to a tweet from Alice Waters, who played a key role in bringing […]
Chefs at work in the Chez Panisse kitchen. Photo: angrywayne/Creative Commons. Forty years after a young Alice Waters opened what was to become one of the most famous restaurants in the world, the Chez Panisse owner is using the anniversary to focus less on the brown-shingled eatery and more on her mission to see kids […]
Michael Pollan. Photo: Ken Light When word leaked out in the spring that Michael Pollan would be co-teaching a class on the rise and future of the food movement, students at UC Berkeley rushed to sign up. The 10-week, two-unit course was filled minutes after it was listed online. Now, the general community has a […]
Chez Panisse will be 40 years old this summer, and there are certain to be all sorts of food-related events to celebrate the anniversary. For example, there are whispers that Michael Pollan will be giving a series of lectures on food that is open to both students and the public. Leah Garchik, a columnist for […]
Alice Waters at the King Middle School Edible Schoolyard Do Berkeleyside readers even need an introduction to the mother of the American fresh, local, sustainable, organic food movement? Alice Waters is a living legend. For four decades, the California cuisine innovator, Chez Panisse chef, Edible Schoolyard founder, school food reformer, and Slow Food advocate, has […]
The Edible Schoolyard at Martin Luther King Jr. School Berkeley Unified School District’s School Lunch Initiative (SLI) has been hailed nationwide as a model for teaching children about food and the importance of good nutrition. But for every glowing report from the Edible Schoolyard, there have been critics carping about Berkeley hippies detracting from “real” […]
The Edible Schoolyard at King Middle School held its annual Plant Sale over the weekend. The event was very well attended and Alice Waters was on hand on Saturday morning signing copies of her new book, “In the Green Kitchen”, proceeds of which benefit the Schoolyard. David Prior, a spokesperson for the Chez Panisse Foundation, said they […]
Courtesy of the Edible Schoolyard This weekend offers the opportunity to celebrate and support one of Berkeley’s best ideas. The Edible Schoolyard at King Middle School will be hosting its annual plant sale in the garden. Schoolyard founder Alice Waters will be on hand on Saturday morning to meet, greet and sign copies of her […]
A small group of picketers from the Organic Consumers Association took up position directly in front of Chez Panisse at lunchtime today, in an attempt to raise awareness of what it terms “toxic sewage sludge”. This followed remarks made by the OCA criticizing Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters, and Francesca Vietor, the executive director of […]