Alice Waters, Chez Panisse and farm-to-table cuisine

By Katia Hetter, CNN

Updated 12:25 PM ET, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 

(CNN) All Alice Waters wanted was bread, jam and lettuce that tasted real, with a cup of good coffee or a glass of wine on the side.

The founder of Chez Panisse, the California restaurant famous for launching the modern farm-to-table movement, certainly didn't plan to launch a revolution.

Returning to the United States in late 1965 after studying in France, Waters missed the delicious food, conversation and community of the little cafes where she spent most of her time.

"The United States was a land of frozen food in the '50s, '60s and '70s, so eating a fresh baguette and apricot jam was a revelation to me," Waters told CNN. "And spending time in restaurants, even in the afternoon in cafes, having a glass of wine with friends, it was very important to me."

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