Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

Chef Alice Waters has always been friends with food. The search for good food led Alice Waters to France, and then back home to Berkeley, California, where she started Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard. For Alice, a delicious meal does not start in the kitchen, but in the fields with good soil and caring farmers. (Source)

Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Illustrator: Hayelin Choi

Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin grew up on a farm in Maine and moved to Iowa when she married her husband, Rich. The couple raised their two children there, and reading to them inspired Martin to begin her career writing children’s books. She’s now authored 23 titles, including Caldecott winner Snowflake Bentley.

Illustrator Hayelin Choi made her illustration debut with Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious, which earned a starred review from School Library Journal. She was born and raised in Gwacheon, South Korea. A visual storyteller, she studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the George Washington University—Corcoran School of Art. She is the author and/or illustrator of five children’s books published in South Korea, China, and the US. Her first name is pronounced Hey-lin.

Photo of the real Alice Waters. She is sitting at a picnic table in front of a tree with a plate of fresh food. She is dressed in a black button-up shirt and sitting with her arms crossed.
Photo of the real Alice Waters. (Source)
Excerpt from the book. Features an illustration of Alice feeding children gathered around a green table. She is placing a bowl of salad at the center of the table, which more children are excitedly flocking to. The text reads: "Some people want new red shoes. Some want to sing on stage or play basketball. Chef Alice Waters wants every kid in the country to come with her on the trip to Delicious. She wants the hungry kids, the happy kids, the tall kids, the short kids to have a delicious lunch -- every day. She wants them to know the taste of good food, to know the story of food. Every kid -- millions of kids! Where did Alice Waters get such an idea?
Excerpt from the book. (Source)

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