Alice Waters Quotes Archive

This is a collection of quotes about food from Alice Waters.

Posted May 7, 2019

“The biggest thing you can do is understand that every time you’re going to the grocery store, you’re voting with your dollars. Support your farmers’ market. Support local food. Really learn to cook.”

Alice Waters
Posted May 6, 2019

“A whole set of values comes with fast food: Everything should be fast, cheap and easy; there’s always more where that came from; there are no seasons; you shouldn’t be paid very much for preparing food. It’s uniformity and a lack of connection.”

Alice Waters
Posted September 20, 2018

“Create a garden; bring children to farms for field trips. I think it’s important that parents and teachers get together to do one or two things they can accomplish well – a teaching garden, connecting with farms nearby, weave food into the curriculum.”

Alice Waters
Posted July 13, 2018

“Food isn’t like anything else. It’s something precious. It’s not a commodity.”

Alice Waters
Posted July 5, 2018

“The problem with living in a fast-food nation is that we expect food to be cheap.”

Alice Waters
Posted April 28, 2018

“I came to all the realizations about sustainability and biodiversity because I fell in love with the way food tastes. That was it. And because I was looking for that taste I feel at the doorsteps of the organic, local, sustainable farmers, dairy people and fisherman.”

Alice Waters
Posted September 10, 2017

“I feel it is an obligation to help people understand the relation of food to agriculture and the relationship of food to culture.”

Alice Waters
Posted August 25, 2016

“We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.”

Alice Waters
Posted January 3, 2015

“I feel that good food should be a right and not a privilege, and it needs to be without pesticides and herbicides. And everybody deserves this food. And that’s not elitist.”

Alice Waters
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