Chef and owner, Chez Panisse, the legendary restaurant in Berkeley, California. Influential food activist, especially on consuming organic produce. Author, Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook and many other titles.
I fell in love with food in France, and when I came back home, I wanted to eat the same way. I went over to my little local bookstore/cookware shop, and I was lucky to find a book by Elizabeth David. I just started cooking out of that book, from beginning to end. It was ‘Summer Cooking’, her Provencal cookbook.