Saturday, August 30, 2008

Alice Waters: Alice v. Sarah

I've lost all heart for criticizing Alice Waters or her cookbooks. So she's a little snooty, so her books are out of touch, so I had a bad experience with her 7 years ago. Who cares? Alice and me, fundamentally we're on the same team. 

Whereas Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin. I disagree with her on every single issue, yes. But she also threatens me on a primal level that has something to do with the fact that she played basketball AND she competed in beauty pageants. That she gave birth to a Down Syndrome baby and went back to work three days later. (Three days? Seriously? Is she bionic?) That she proudly poses for glamorous photos with dead bears. Stridently self-confident. Dead sure of her rightness. A brassy tomboy.

So totally not my type. It's a schoolyard thing. And with those far-right politics? She's making me absolutely crazy.

Now I will turn my attention back to food and rant no more. I just had to get this out of my system.

I went in to the City yesterday to see Alice Waters on a Slow Food Nation panel about "Edible Education," though no one there could really agree what the term meant. Like most panels the discussion bounced around erratically -- though inspiringly!  It is hard to argue with offering our children better food.

Waters wore a fetching little cotton dress and playful sandals and made her pitch for a federal "slow food" school lunch program. Alas, she was the least articulate panelist up there. She seemed extremely nervous, and (I felt) everyone treated her like a beloved, dotty old aunt as she breathily 
outlined her idealistic vision of wholesale, top-down change.

She was very pie-in-the-sky, whereas other panelists -- most of whom had more practical experience making things happen -- listened to her patiently and respectfully, then offered their own earthbound ideas for how a transformation might realistically occur, piecemeal. 

Alice bristled and disagreed in her quavering voice, continuing to throw down her dreamy all-or-nothing gauntlets. I was slightly embarrassed for her, but paradoxically, came away liking her a little better.

Probably a schoolyard thing. 

8 comments:

  1. How about a few more picture of our next veep? McCain and MILF for President!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I guess I meant "pictures."

    ReplyDelete
  3. if you want to know how she went back to work after only 3 days go to dailykos.com
    turns out her childbirth was abnormally stress free.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I wonder if the Palin Truth Squad has folks like Anonymous # 1 trolling the blogs and leaving these grammatically-challenged comments?

    Amy (Berkeley - found your blog today and love, love, love it!)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I will not acquiesce in on it. I think warm-hearted post. Particularly the title-deed attracted me to be familiar with the sound story.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Genial post and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Thanks you seeking your information.

    ReplyDelete
  7. [p]A gait can be summarized in the word snow boots fans-"snow boots drag-step", that is, cheap [url=http://www.uuggbootsschweiz.info]ugg boots schweiz[/url] uggs women unstable walking, gait was toe-in . Uggs are built to protect the feet hot, but you are not created getting waterproof . Related Articles - Cheap, ugg, boots, Email this Article to a Friend! Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!Subscribe for free today! . Thus you cannot feel [url=http://www.uuggbootsschweiz.info]ugg schweiz online[/url] relaxed . The Australian UGG boots are available various heights to fit your personal flavour . It is still important to know what outfits to coordinate with your boots to prepare yourself for the winter . It's slouchy and is frequently worn utilizing a skirt, a dress and skinny jeans.[/p][p]4 channel RC helicopter- this is the next stage [url=http://www.uuggbootsschweiz.com]ugg boots schweiz outlet[/url] of the helicopter . the UGG brand makes men's footwear along with women's

    Real UGG Australia Australia Sheepskin boots offer the most wonderful walking experience . So if you are planning to buy some such shoes, you can have a look at outlet stores in a person's areas first . UGG snow boots these [url=http://www.uuggbootsschweiz.com]ugg boots schweiz[/url] basic style because soles using of soles thickness for 2CM around, rain Xia of slightly big is of when on comparison easy led to rain splashing to shoes surface, we sold of UGG snow boots all for Australia wool fur one, in met water yihou number will on leather produced effect, especially now because city air quality poor, many rain are into "acid rain", then on leather of effect on will more big . Do you know what is the most popular shoes in this year? Do you know why ugg boots are populared in the whole world?
    Do you know why ugg boots is the necessary for Hollywood Stars? Please see as follow seven reasons:
    1 . Ugg Sale with all the that are take into account [url=http://www.billigeuggbootss.com]ugg boots sale[/url] currentlyFor those who will be not fashionably inclined or just have that nearly anything-goes style feeling, sporting white garments is just not so widespread . Who first saw snow boots Yap is huge and ugly by the odd shape of heavy connterproductive to less understanding, is the popularity of such a boots of the Eurasian land, blowing throughout the world for some time now the prevailing wind, gusts of mainstreaming is brought [url=http://www.billigeuggbootss.com]billige ugg boots sale[/url] about by European and American stars.[/p]

    ReplyDelete
  8. XthCka [url=http://onnrainnmcm.com/#33553]MCM 店舗[/url] MuzSpz http://onnrainnmcm.com/ LdkJcx [url=http://mcmsenmon.com/#37274]MCM バッグ[/url] YdbTvq http://mcmsenmon.com/ KdsGgh [url=http://ninnkimcm.com/#31926]MCM 韓国[/url] JudMix http://ninnkimcm.com/ LvkOiy [url=http://kaidokumcm.com/#08249]MCM 通販[/url] OvtHds http://kaidokumcm.com/ JqjNwn [url=http://manzokumcm.com/#60380]MCM[/url] QcbJig http://manzokumcm.com/ GfyYyb http://chloenihon.com/ RaaUnu [url=http://chloenihon.com/]クロエ 通販[/url] IrcJwu http://louboutindendou.com/ KbiTyl [url=http://louboutindendou.com/]ルブタン 財布[/url] EjuUlx http://guccisenmon.com/ LogAqw [url=http://guccisenmon.com/]GUCCI 帽子[/url] ZroYuz [url=http://mcmhannbai.com/]MCM リュック[/url] TssMyu [url=http://mcmhannbai.com/]MCM キーケース[/url]

    ReplyDelete