The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County will host food critic Rachel Levin this Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. via Zoom as part of its “Meet the Artist” series.
Levin is a freelance journalist who was the first San Francisco restaurant critic for Eater, and has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Lucky Peach and Sunset, among other publications.
She recently launched a new semi-regular column in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food section on restaurant regulars, illustrated by George McCalman.
Her work has twice been included in Best Food Writing anthologies, and she has contributed to AMP’s Marketplace and Pop-Up magazine. She is the author of Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds.
Her latest book, “Eat Something: A Wise Sons Cookbook for Jews Who Like Food and Food Lovers Who Like Jews,” stems from the thesis that Jews eat by occasion (and with enthusiasm). The book is organized into 19 different events and celebrations chronicling a Jewish life in food, from bris to shivah, and all the makeshift and meaningful events in between, including: Shabbat, Passover, the high holidays, first meal home from college, J-dating, wedding and more.
• Both a Jewish humor book and a cookbook.
• Recipes are drawn from the menus of their beloved Bay Area restaurants, as well as all the occasions when Jews gather around the table.
• Includes short essays, illustrations, memorabilia and stylish plated food photography.
For information on how to register for this program, visit jewishorangeny.org.