Sure, Alice Waters comes off as a stately, demure older lady nowadays, but once upon a time (the '70s), the Slow Food matron was quite the swinging lass. One friend remembers the early days of the landmark restaurant/sex den: "'One reason the story of Chez Panisse is so complex is that Alice was involved with so many of the men ... And if she wasn’t then someone else in the restaurant was." [Telegraph via Eater National]
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