The Berkeley. Calif., chef who helped galvanize California cuisine visits the East Side bookstore for a book-signing event, before a late-afternoon panel discussion at MKE's NO Studios.

Redefining American cuisine is no small feat. That will be part of restaurateur Alice Waters’ legacy. The chef/owner of 48-year-old Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., author of several books, and organic/sustainable food advocate will be in our neck of the woods on Saturday, April 20. 

The event taking place at NO Studios beginning at 4 p.m. is wait-listed. It includes a conversation featuring Waters, Los Angeles-based urban gardener Ron Finley, and Milwaukee farmer Will Allen, who founded Growing Power. There’s also a post-event reception that includes complimentary food from local restaurants such as Amilinda, Bavette, Birch + Butcher and The Diplomat.    

There’s no waiting list for a public event Waters will attend earlier on Saturday. At 11 a.m., she will sign copies of her books at Boswell Book Company on Downer Avenue. To get into the signing line, you must purchase a ticket-and-book. Boswell is offering four of her books for sale for this event: Coming to My Senses (2017), The Art of Simple Food I (2007), The Art of Simple Food II (2013), and Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook (1999). Note that the Boswell event is a book-signing only, not a discussion or book reading. 

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