Alice Waters, Chef and owner of Chez Panisse, activist, and author
"I think I was empowered by the counterculture movement, which said, 'You can do whatever you want.' It was in that spirit that my friends and I opened Chez Panisse. We didn’t have to be chefs. We read about French cooking and thought, Well, if we make a mistake, we’ll give people something else to eat. If you burned the corn soup, you called it grilled corn soup. It was collaborating with a group of friends, and we tried to make something that was greater than the sum of the parts."
HBR, Photograph via SF Gate