food and drink
Chicago's highly regarded Green City Market has snagged Alice Waters, the queen of the sustainable food movement for its spring opening, Saturday, April 25. It's outside in the Eco-lot at the Peggy Notebaert Museum at Fullerton and Cannon Drive. Check out www.chicagogreencitymarket.org.
Ms. Waters founded her revolutionary restaurant Chez Panisse way back in 1971 in Berkeley CA well before such an idea was so cool. The menu changes daily and features only the highest quality products when they are in season.
She is apparently a fan of the Green City Market, Chicago's only year round farmer's market. She'll also be here to promote her book, The Edible Schoolyard which she'll be signing at the market from 10:30-11:30 AM on Saturday. The book promotes the idea of children raising food from seed and, being involved in the nurture of these crops. They then evolve into ready and enthusiastic consumers of the same. Mayor Daley has promised to support her with this project during her visit here.
Check out this vintage pic of Alice, courtesy of her website www.chezpanisse.com.