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The fruit (& vegetables) of her labors

12 Nov

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the students at my school get a fresh fruit and vegetable snack. We eat ours during read aloud and the kids are encouraged to try new things and use their manners. They usually give a “Yes, please”, but I occasionally hear “No, thank you”. There were lots of no thank yous on baby bok choi day.

Alice Waters would love this program. Here is how Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Hayelin Choi pictured her in the opening pages of their new book.


Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious is a picture book biography of the chef who created Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard. The book follows Waters on her quest to find fresh, locally-grown foods and produce. It finishes with her focus on children learning to grow their own foods in schoolyards across the country. The poetic narrative is supported by the bright and dynamic art. Backmatter includes an afterword by Waters, an author’s note, a bibliography, and resources for further reading, gardening and cooking.


Maybe your class can figure out a way to have their own trip to delicious after reading this book.

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