A moment with pianist and composer Lois Vierk, who talks about the inspiration she gets from winds and thunderstorms. And it makes sense that the forces of nature intervene during this conversation. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
If there is a mecca for American foodies, it's probably Chez Panisse, Alice Waters' successful restaurant in Berkeley, Calif. As a college student at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrat saved money for a year to eat one dinner there. It was love at first bite. Samin landed a job as a buser, and worked her way up to line cook. When her mentor, the head chef at Chez Panisse for 16 years, decided to open a restaurant a couple of miles away, she became his sous chef.