Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Well, this is it. I am 31 today and it's raining. My daughter is asleep, my husband's at the office, I am sitting at the kitchen table eating several chocolate chip cookies of my own making and thinking about exactly how to start this thing.

That's kinda how these first posts usually are - awkward like a TV pilot where the history of each character and the reason we are even watching is piled into 20 minutes...

I love Alice Waters. I think she's glorious and the way she birthed a movement all about clean healthy food from small farmers close to where we live is astounding. A few weeks ago, she was profiled on 60 minutes by Lesley Stahl who, while seemingly equally astounded, poo poo'd the notion that regular hardworking Joes and Janes can live and eat like Alice.

It got me thinking, maybe Lesley's right to some extent - I certainly don't have a cook's fireplace in my kitchen - but she's also very wrong. As Alice says, good food is a right, a right our ancestors had and why should we let big corporations tell us otherwise?

So, I'm here to share with you my journey as I try to emulate all the basics of Alice that I can muster while working, raising a baby, loving a husband and doing all the other things in my life I feel I must. Making mayonnaise won't be that hard, right?


  1. Wow, I'd love to see if it's possible to live like Alice Waters. She is an amazing woman and what she's done these last couple of decades has really changed how people view food. The existence and rise of Whole Foods is a testament to that. However, I kind of agree with Leslie (but not as grumpy as she). People who work full time and don't have a lot of money can find it difficult to buy organic and local and bake eggs on a giant spoon in a kitchen fireplace. Then again, maybe if they (or I) didn't buy all the Frito-Lay MSG snackfoods, there might be some money left to buy organic chicken and vegetables. I realize all the hormones and chemicals in the food I eat is basically poisoning me and my family. If you can prove it's possible - and not too much of a struggle - then perhaps I could be a practicing follower.

  2. Congrats on the new blog PB! I now officially a reader due to your facebook and twitter announcements reminding me that this little blog gem is finally here. Check out what I found:
    I have been looking for an organic game meat source... rattlesnake, squab, or yak anyone?



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