Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Alice Waters, one of America's most famous chefs, expects the new administration in the White House to promote healthy eating and renew efforts to support locally grown foods.

The 64-year-old chef said she has been heartened by signs from Michelle Obama, who has relayed her husband's concerns about childhood obesity and sustainable farming.
"I've spoken to him through his wife. I'm encouraged," said Waters, who founded the renowned Chez Panisse restaurant in California which resulted from her passion for fresh, local ingredients.

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