In an interview with Epicurious, Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters admits she would like to “break brioche” with Jay Z. Yes, Jigga is her fantasy dinner guest, along with artist Ai Wei Wei, the new Pope (who happens to be the Esquire’s ‘Best Dressed Man of 2013′), Senegalese singer Youssou N’dour, and the lovely actress Meryl Streep.

The mother of modern American cooking also chats with Epicurious about the “vital link between taste, cooking, and gardening,” what prompted her to start the Edible Schoolyard, and her new book, The Art of Simple Food II. On the notion of farm to table, Waters says, “This is not a trend. This is us coming back to our senses.” We think Jay Z, who just did a 22-day vegan cleanse with Queen Bey, would agree with Waters’ wise words.

When asked who inspires her, Waters responds, “English food writer Elizabeth David, cook and author Richard Olney and the owner of Domaine Tempier Lulu Peyraud have all really inspired the way I think about food. I continue to be inspired by Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini. And in general I am inspired by all the young cooks, farmers and activists that are so dedicated to changing the world through food.”

[via Epicurious]

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