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“It is a fundamental fact that no cook, however creative and capable, can produce a dish of a quality any higher than that of its raw ingredients.”
“This is my favorite recipe: 'Go get some perfectly ripe figs in August, put them on a plate, and eat them.'”
“... food is about more than cooking; it's about geography, history, agriculture, tradition, art, anthropology — and nature, of course.”
“... food is the most political thing in all our lives. Eating is an everyday experience, and the decisions we make about what we eat have daily consequences. And those daily consequences can change the world.”
Alice Waters, U.S. chef, restaurateur, activist, writer
Full name: Alice Louise Waters.