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.
The search for good food led Alice Waters to France, back to her home in Berkeley, California, to starting the famed restaurant Chez Panisse, and to the founding of the Edible Schoolyard. To her a delicious meal does not start in the kitchen, but in the field 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 foodthe same joy we get from a beautiful song, or a starry sky.