Alice Waters is a chef, author, food activist, and the founder of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley(est. 1971). She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for a free regenerative organic schoollunch for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school. In 2015 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, proving that eating isa political act. Alice is the author of sixteen books including her most recent We Are What We Eat: ASlow Food Manifesto.