Alice Waters Quotes

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Alice Waters Quotes

Good food depends almost entirely on good ingredients.
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He understands that creating a meal means creating your own reality ...

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The problem with living in a fast-food nation is that we expect food to be cheap.

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My mother made a lot of things because she thought they'd be healthy for us. There were some very unfortunate experiences with whole wheat bread and bananas. I always tried to get rid of that sandwich and eat one of my friends' lunches.

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I feel that good food should be a right and not a privilege, and it needs to be without pesticides and herbicides. And everybody deserves this food. And that's not elitist.

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Whenever I want to know how to cook something, I can't ask one chef - I have to ask six.

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I believe there should be breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, all for free and for every child that goes to school. And all food that is good, clean and fair.

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My real emphasis is on the farmers who are taking care of the land, the farmers who are really thinking about our nourishment.

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Americans don't have deep gastronomic roots. They wanted to get away from the cultures of Europe or wherever they came from. We stirred up that melting pot pretty quickly.

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I am an optimist of the first order.

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I think health is the outcome of finding a balance and some satisfaction at the table.

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In countries around the world, people spend more money on food because they know how precious it is.

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When you don't have much money, cooking can be incredibly reassuring. You feel like you're doing meaningful work.

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When you have good ingredients, cooking doesn't require a lot of instruction because you can never go very wrong.

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I have been talking nonstop about the symbolism of an edible landscape at the White House. I think it says everything about stewardship of the land and about the nourishment of a nation.

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I think you have to plan ahead. When I go to the market on a Saturday, and I'm buying for family and friends, I'm thinking about what I'm going to eat on the weekend but also about what I'm going to make for the following week.

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Everything tastes better with butter. Meat that has fat in it is tender in a certain way, flavorful in a certain way. It's hard to deny the flavor quotient there.

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Good food is a right, not a privilege. It brings children into a positive relationship with their health, community and environment.

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I am confident that we will see a growing consensus about the most effective way to transform food in America: building a real, sustainable and free school-lunch program.

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Always explore your garden and go to the market before you decide what cook.

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People cooked with a certain integrity before fast food, 50 or 60 years ago. When the cheap food arrived, and we didn't have the education and deep cultural roots to hold on, we got swept away by fast, cheap and easy.

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It is a fundamental fact that no cook, however creative and capable, can produce a dish of a quality any higher than that of its raw ingredients.

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I think the biggest impediment to fixing the food system in the United States is that we expect food to be cheap. We want to by other things with our money. We're so disconnected from agriculture - from the culture in agriculture.

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