Alice Waters: What is a great meal? A great meal is knowing where your food came from, and appreciating those people who allowed you to put it on the table for your family and friends. It’s definitely about that connection of the table for me. And being exactly in step with nature. So when I look out there and I see my roses in the garden, and I see my salad, I know that it’s May. And I know that I’m in present time. I try to think of the beauty of that moment. But food does that for you.