Now I've forgotten but wasen't it Ms. Walters restaurant that was choosen as 'Best Restaurant In The United States' in Gourmet magazine? I was so excited to see that a female chefs' restaurant was choosen.....where's all the fireworks?
In 1999, the first year Women Chefs and Restaurateurs gave awards, Alice Waters received the Lifetime Achievement Award. She also gave the keynote address at the WCR annual conference, speaking on "The Ethics of Eating." In her talk, she spoke at length about The Edible Schoolyard, an ongoing project that could be replicated just about everywhere. Look at the info about it on the website Cape Chef cited -- and then see how you can do it in your town! She is a great inspiration and groundbreaker!