This was a case where an assignment from one place led to a whole new angle on the story for another. I had a sense that Maximus Thaler was Jewish, and when I asked, it brought forth a whole new Jewish angle to dumpstering, as he calls it. Check out the first version here and the Jewish version here.
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.