On today's THE FOOD SEEN, Patricia Curtan is a printmaker, long associated with Alice Waters. If you've ever been to Chez Panisse in Berkley, CA, it's Patrica's letterpress, woodcut and linoleum block reliefs, which have graced the restaurant's menus for over 40 years. Inspired by 16th century European herbals and Japanese ukiyo-e prints, Patricia's art can also be seen in the book Menus for Chez Panisse- illustrating her influences, drawn from nature, documenting the tactile, temporal experience that makes a meal. Thanks to our sponsor, Hearst Ranch, and thanks to Cookies for today's music.


"What made it special was that it was very personally made for that moment at the restaurant." [16:25]

"The places I really get attached to are my kitchen and my studio, more than geography I'd say." [54:00]

-- Patricia Curtan on THE FOOD SEEN