Culinary dean of the Bay Area Alice Waters – the owner and chef of Berkeley’s flagship restaurant Chez Panisse – is making waves in the news this week, including a spicy take on tomatoes and a planned new restaurant in Los Angeles.
Even as a major proponent of California cuisine and the state’s bountiful produce, she isn’t as hot on some of the fruit here. “When I think of New Jersey corn and tomatoes, nothing I’ve ever had in California is better. We don’t have a humid enough climate. Tomatoes are good here but not like Jersey, ”she said. new York magazine in a recent interview for the Grub Street diet which is already set Twitter on fire.