Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Alice Waters
14th & V | Langston Room | October 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Alice Waters to our 14th and V location, in conversation with Busboys and Poets Founder, Andy Shallal. 

Alice will read from and discuss her new book. 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. Moving from a repressive suburban upbringing to Berkeley in 1964 at the height of the Free Speech Movement and campus unrest, she was drawn into a bohemian circle of charismatic figures whose views on design, politics, film, and food would ultimately inform the unique culture on which Chez Panisse was founded. 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.

She will be joined in conversation with Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys and Poets. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. 


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