About the Author
David Tanis is the author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes,Heart of the Artichoke and Other KitchenJourneys, and One Good Dish. His weekly column, City Kitchen, appears in The New York Times.
Alice Waters is the visionary chef and owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. She is the author of four cookbooks, including Chez Panisse Vegetables" and Fanny at Chez Panisse". Known as the Queen of Local Food, she founded the Edible schoolyard at Berkeley's Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. She lives in San Francisco.