SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Chef, activist, and food writer, Alice Waters, is considered one of the champions of organic, locally-grown foods and is regarded as a builder of the foundation of what is known as California Cuisine.

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She remains the executive chef and restaurant owner of Chez Panisse, which she opened 42 years ago in Berkeley. She joins us on In Depth to talk about food issues including the importance of educating children on the how and why of choosing healthy, tasteful foods.

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She founded the Edible Schoolyard Project in Berkeley in 1995 where students learn to plant, harvest and then prepare their own foods.

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