I Met Alice Waters

March 31, 2008 | By | COMMENTS

It’s been difficult to keep this a secret, but today I finally get to tell you: when we were in Miami, I had the privilege of going to a farmer’s market with Alice Waters. It all happened rather comically. When I met Alice at the childhood obesity panel, I asked her how she ate when she travelled–if she could stick to her ideological guns at an airport food court or at a hotel restaurant. She told me she travels with her oils and other cooking equipment so that wherever she goes she can visit the local market and make herself the kind of food she wants to eat. “Could we go with you to a farmer’s market?” I rather pushily asked. And she kindly answered: “Of course.”

This week’s FN Dish (click here) is the result: a tour of a Miami farmer’s market with Alice Waters, as well as a visit to DiFara Pizza with Food Network’s newest star, Sunny Anderson. You also get to watch me getting my haircut and nerd out talking about the magic of David Copperfield. It’s quite an episode and if that doesn’t leave you satisfied, you should click here to learn Alice’s secret method for making a perfect omelet. I plan to make one ASAP.

P.S. Don’t be afraid to embed these videos on your livejournals, facebooks and/or blogs. Especially the omelet one–people will love it! And the embedding code is right there.

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  • http://www.kathycasey.com/blog kathy casey

    Adam, how lucky you are to have had the opportunity to stroll a farmer’s market with Alice. She is such a treasure and inspiration. Did you pick up any good tips?

  • Felix

    Alice Waters! Wow. When I saw the Miami Vid. I thought “Too bad he didn’t get to spend time with Alice.” That is a really cool vid, This and Mike Symon are def. my faves!

  • http://www.kittalog.com Kitt

    Sweet!

    Have you read her recent bio? I know she has objections to how it portrays her, but I found it very informative and a fascinating look at how Chez Panisse and her philosophy evolved. It was so nice of her to accommodate you, and I doubt she would have said yes if she didn’t think it would be worthwhile.

    And it looks like it was! Thanks for sharing it.

  • http://www.inncuisine.com Sandie (Inn Cuisine)

    Hmm, I’m having trouble getting the last 2 links to work. I’ll keep trying though, as I’m an Alice Waters fan. Thanks for sharing (and I love the idea of embedding the clips. I just might have to take you up on that!)

  • http://kitchensurfing.blogspot.com Kitchensurfer

    Nice! Must’ve be a great experience.

    The links don’t seem to work though.

    Could you check them again?

    Thanks!

  • http://chewonthatblog.com Hillary

    Congrats! But for the record, I totally met her before you did. Muhahaha…ok fine, so it wasn’t nearly as cool as touring a farmer’s market with her! I’m jealous.

  • http://www.evilasad.com asad

    That’s great and all but none of the links work. so the secret to the perfect omelet is out of my reach which makes me care a lil less about the FN link.

  • Lynnie

    I had dinner at Chez Panisse recently and absolutely loved the food. Indeed, you’re a lucky guy.

    The link for the perfect omelet isn’t working. Can you please help?

    Thanks!

  • Lynnie

    I had dinner at Chez Panisse recently and absolutely loved the food. Indeed, you’re a lucky guy.

    The link for the perfect omelet isn’t working. Can you please help?

    Thanks!

  • http://ayankeeinasouthernkitchen.com Kim

    I am so envious, especially having been a fan of Alice’s decades ago! The farmer’s market no less, what an experience.

  • http://iheardyoubackcakes.blogspot.com Tiney

    Hey! Your blog is great! I really enjoy all of your pictures. I recently started my own blog: http://iheardyoubakecakes.blogspot.com Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  • http://www.amateurgourmet.com Adam

    The omelet link should be fixed. Thanks!

  • http://www.sunnyanderson.blogspot.com Sunny

    Adam! I had so much fun too! And 4 real, I’ma be tithing to the foodie gods for a minute on the “sandwich” u served up. Love the shows! Can’t wait for the next one!

  • http://www.sunnyanderson.blogspot.com Sunny

    Adam! I had so much fun too! And 4 real, I’ma be tithing to the foodie gods for a minute on the “sandwich” u served up. Love the shows! Can’t wait for the next one!