I first met Avner Even-Zohar pretty soon after I moved to San Francisco. Both Jewish professionals, we used to meet for frequent lunches downtown between our offices. He always had me in stitches. He now lives quite far from here, but he's launched a second career as a motivational children's book author. Check him out here.
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.