Slow Books: “Coming to My Senses”
February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a Slow Book discussion of Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters.
Lisa Hunter’s home, Healdsburg (address will be sent upon registration)
Please bring an hors d’oeuvre and beverage to share.
There is no charge for this event, but space is limited. Please RSVP to Slow Food Sonoma County North
What Is Slow Books?
Slow Books is a series of discussions of food-related books written from a variety of perspectives–chef, critic, consumer, producer. Meetings are held every 6 weeks and are open to everyone with an interest in the current book. Books are chosen by the group. Hosting and discussion leader changes for each meeting
Coming to My Senses: The Making of A Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters
When Alice Waters opened the doors of her “little French restaurant” in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape—Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naiveté and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers.
In “Coming to My Senses,” Alice retraces the events that led her to 1517 Shattuck Avenue and the tumultuous times that emboldened her to find her own voice as a cook when the prevailing food culture was embracing convenience and uniformity.
Dotted with stories, recipes, photographs, and letters, “Coming to My Senses” is at once deeply personal and modestly understated, a quietly revealing look at one woman’s evolution from a rebellious yet impressionable follower to a respected activist who effects social and political change on a global level through the common bond of food. (Amazon)