JEREMIAH TOWER, A FORGOTTEN FATHER OF THE AMERICAN FOOD REVOLUTION

Jeremiah Tower has long been underappreciated in the annals of American culinary history. A new documentary produced by Anthony Bourdain attempts to set the record straight.PHOTOGRAPH BY MATTHEW NAYTHONS / THE LIFE IMAGES COLLECTION / GETTY   The American food movement—local, seasonal, organic, chef-proud—has an undisputed mother: Alice Waters, the founder of the pioneering restaurant Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California. Its father, Jeremiah Tower, ran away to Mexico and has been periodically proclaiming paternity rights ever since. The purpose of the strange and compelling new documentary “Jeremiah Tower: The Last…

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