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Chez Panisse's Alice Waters visits a Los Angeles charter school

November 9, 2009 |  6:34 pm

Alice Waters, the chef-owner of the landmark restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, came to Los Angeles today to talk about school lunch and school gardens at the Larchmont Charter School.

Our colleagues at the Daily Dish report:

When Alice Waters talks about improving school lunch, she doesn't just mean making the chicken nuggets more nutritious. She wants to see a table set, maybe with flowers. She wants children to have enough time to have conversations as they eat.

"There are lots of wonderful gardens that are happening in schools, and some progress is being made in the kitchens," Waters, chef-owner of the restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, said in the garden at Larchmont Charter School.

And eventually? She'd like to see high schools in which the students run the cafeterias and work in them alongside teachers and cooks. She'd like lunch to be served, for free, to everyone.