Alice Waters, the Bay Area "food philosopher," powerful person, and founder of Chez Panisse might not seem to have much in common with ordinary schlubs like you and me. While she can pen an open letter to Jeff Bezos regarding Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition and assume that he'll at least read it, the rest of us, uh, don't.
Reading that lofty note to Amazon's CEO, in which she urged him to "change our food system," one might assume that the last place we might find common ground with Waters is inside our refrigerators! However, if this photo tweeted by Kim Severson, a food correspondent for notorious fake news purveyor the New York Times is to be believed, her fridge is the same mess of booze, condiments, and crap that didn't make it into tupperware as any mere mortal's might be.
I have that same milk in my fridge right now! And the same kraut (which for me was a much-pondered purchase as it runs buyers a freakin' Hamilton at my local co-op). Apparently, I'm not the only one heartened by Waters's normalcy:
So much to take in. I could look at that photo for the length of a feature length film. (Still hoping to find a bag of weed in the back ...)— Peter Hartlaub (@peterhartlaub) August 11, 2017
I can't believe I zoomed in to inspect. 😂 Questions- 1- why coffee in the fridge? 2-what kind?— Lori Droste (@loridroste) August 11, 2017
Coffee, milk, eggs, wine(s), and pickled things. Same same.— Allison Adato (@editgirlnyc) August 11, 2017
I have never felt so validated, thank you.— Mary Pols (@MaryPols) August 11, 2017
It's unclear why Severson was rooting around in Waters's fridge, but I agree with this respondent:
need to see the other shelves and the door.— factory 1 design (@factory1) August 11, 2017
Please tell us you got shots of that, too, Kim! The people deserve to know!