Thanks to Mike Perlmutter, for introducing me to Annelise and Paul. Their wedding sounds like a rockin' good time!
I took this assignment because it sounded fascinating and weird. To someone like me, who knows how to cook, a smart pan sounds totally crazy, and without saying that directly, I asked why not just take some cooking lessons? Needless to say, his kickstarter campaign isn't going so well...I wish him well.
Alas, I've been a bit lazy again with posting here. My j. weekly stories last week included one about an author who visited the JCC to talk about apples, an attorney who had a landmark win on an immigration case, and a kosher winery coming to Berkeley.
When my friend Mike told me he was doing a Jewish ceremony for a Jewish-Hindu couple, I was so excited to write about them. They had two full ceremonies, one after the other, and were a lovely couple to boot. Mazel tov, Ruth & Vijay!
As I wrote on Facebook, writing an obituary for a peer who you've known since you were 15 -- well, there aren't words. May Sarah Fenner's memory be for a blessing.
Brown Sugar Kitchen is one of those staple restaurants of Oakland. Here's my capsule review of it for SFoodie.
If you keep kosher in the Bay Area, you don't exactly have a lot of options. But with the arrival of Isaac Bernstein on the scene and a rabbi in the sushi biz -- both of whom I have written about before -- at least there are a few more options. In Bay Area Bites:
This story marked the first time I ever did an interview for a love story with a communications director present. That's what happens when one of your subjects is running for public office.
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.