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Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering (Audio)

From: The Kitchen Sisters
Length: 29:10

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In honor of the 40th anniversary of Chez Panisse, we present an excerpt from "The Power of Gathering (Audio)." Alice Waters, Calvin Trillin, Ruth Reichl, Gilbert Pilgram, Fanny Singer, Scott Peacock, Fritz Streif and Michael Pollan take us through four decades of food and fellowship at the revolutionary restaurant. Read the full description.

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This week, Chez Panisse, the revolutionary restaurant in Berkeley, celebrates it's 40th anniversary. And Alice Waters' new book, "40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering," comes out. Along with Alice, some 90 collaborators: chefs, farmers, foragers, gardeners, teachers, filmmakers, artists and others contributed passages to this book. 
 
A few months back, Alice read us a chapter aloud. And then another and another. Suddenly it started becoming "radio." We asked Alice if she would read the whole book aloud, as a "book on tape." She said yes, and did. And then she asked us to record all 90 of the contributors. 
 
In honor of the 40th anniversary of a kitchen that is far from hidden, we present an excerpt of this work-in-progress. We call it "The Power of Gathering (Audio)."
 
Alice Waters, Calvin Trillin, Ruth Reichl, Gilbert Pilgram, Fanny Singer, Scott Peacock, Fritz Streif and Michael Pollan take us through four decades of food and fellowship.

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This week, Chez Panisse, the revolutionary restaurant in Berkeley, celebrates it's 40th anniversary. And Alice Waters' new book, "40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering," comes out. Along with Alice, some 90 collaborators: chefs, farmers, foragers, gardeners, teachers, filmmakers, artists and others contributed passages to this book. 
 
A few months back, Alice read us a chapter aloud. And then another and another. Suddenly it started becoming "radio." We asked Alice if she would read the whole book aloud, as a "book on tape." She said yes, and did. And then she asked us to record all 90 of the contributors. 
 
In honor of the 40th anniversary of a kitchen that is far from hidden, we present an excerpt of this work-in-progress. We call it "The Power of Gathering (Audio)."
 
Alice Waters, Calvin Trillin, Ruth Reichl, Gilbert Pilgram, Fanny Singer, Scott Peacock, Fritz Streif and Michael Pollan take us through four decades of food and fellowship.