The most recent chapter in Marian Burros's one-woman multimedia hagiography of Alice Waters (this one appearing on Gourmet's website) paints itself as "the story of the political education of Alice Waters." But it's not, really. Instead, it's a whitewashed, oral-history piece of semi-journalism, hard to parse, composed almost entirely of quotes and paraphrases from Waters [...]
Marian Burros wrote a piece for the Wednesday New York Times food section that expanded on her blog post detailing a meeting between ex-White House Chef Walter Scheib and Alice Waters. Waters just can't let things go:
Ms. Waters suggested they form an advisory group to work on planting gardens, and not just at the White [...]
Marian Burros reports that Alice Waters and Walter Scheib had a private meeting (at the same party where Tom Colicchio saved a life by performing the Heimlich maneuver.)
Scheib, the ex-White House Chef, has been aggressively defending the organic and sustainable practices of the White House in response to the "suggestions" in a letter written by [...]
Cristeta Comerford, the current and future White House Chef
President-elect Barack Obama decided not to replace Cristeta Comerford, the current White House Chef, disregarding the (loud and persistent) advice of Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters, and Danny Meyer. Regina Schrambling suggests that there might have more to it:
I’m not so encouraged to read that the agent of [...]
Last week in a letter to the New York Times' dining section, Walter Scheib defended the culinary practices of the White House saying that "The presumptions of Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters and Danny Meyer, that the admirable agenda they espouse is not currently the practice in the White House kitchens, are false."
Today he made an [...]
The endlessly self-promoting, ex-White House Chef Walter Scheib has a bone to pick with Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters and Danny Meyer, and darn it, he's going to write a stern letter to the New York Times.
In a Times article published December 23, 2008, "Is a New Food Policy on Obama’s List?" (link), Reichl was paraphrased [...]