Farmer D got turned on to changing the world through food by a turkey sandwich. Who knew. You can read about it in my latest j. weekly column.
Last year, I heard there was an African-American guy who converted to Judaism and was performing Yiddish songs in the Bay Area. I don't know why, but I knew I had to meet him. Luckily, he was on the radar of j. weekly's editor but she hadn't assigned anyone to write about him yet.
I met him, and wrote this story.
Little did I know that day, that my husband and I would become fast friends with him and his partner, Rabbi Mike Rothbaum.
Fast forward a year. Anthony was working on a project that sounded so unique, I knew it was a great story. I pitched it to the East Bay Express, and they made it its cover. Here's the actual story.
This was a perfect "meet cute" story for a Jewish newspaper. A couple meets on a "mission" to Israel. But the best part was the proposal, when the custom ring was too small, and the bride forced it on her finger anyhow. Oops. The evening ended with a throbbing finger and wire cutters being needed, but at least everything turned out okay in the end. Mazel tov, Diana and Elias!
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.