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Chez Panisse, Inc. Records
BANC MSS 2001/148c  
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Contains selected files from Chez Panisse restaurant and café and from Café Fanny in Berkeley, Calif. Included are organizational documents; correspondence with chefs, cookbook authors, and others; board and staff meeting minutes; daily, weekly, and special menus; cookbook drafts; material about professional and charity events; and publicity about the restaurants, owner Alice Waters, and Chez Panisse chefs and staff.
When Alice Waters and a small band of friends founded a neighborhood bistro called Chez Panisse in 1971, they named it after one of the characters in Marcel Pagnol's 1930s film trilogy about two generations of families in the small town Provencal atmosphere of the Marseilles waterfront - an act of homage to the genial comedy, sentiment, and informality of the classic movies in which so much is centered around eating and drinking. Alice Waters has said that from the very beginning that she and her partners tried to do things the way they would like to have them done at a dinner party at home.
70 linear feet (50 cartons, 11 boxes, 22 oversize boxes, 12 oversize folders, 2 tubes)
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Collection is open for research.