#38 Annie Somerville of Greens Restaurant on cooking in a Zen monastery, building relationships with farmers, and supporting workers during a housing crisis

Annie Somerville is the Executive Chef of Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, an innovator of farm-to-table and vegetarian food since 1979.  Greens is owned by the San Francisco Zen Center, buys much of their produce from the Zen Center’s Green Gulch farm, and has an exclusively vegetarian menu. The restaurant occupies a decommissioned army pier on the San Francisco Bay with views of the fog rolling into the bay.  Annie is the author of two cookbooks, Fields of Greens and Everyday Greens.  In this episode, Annie talks with Devon about learning to cook in the Tassajara Zen Monastery, building relationships with farmers, and supporting workers through San Francisco’s housing crisis.