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Book Festival

Book Festival: Eat Something

Date: December 6, 2020Time: 11:00 am

Eat Something: A Wise Sons Cookbook for Jews Who Like Food and Food Lovers Who Like Jews
Sunday, December 6, 2020 • 11AM

Eat Something is part comedy, part nostalgic journey, part cookbook—the zany Jewish book we haven’t seen before. Taking a scrapbook approach, this book layers food photography illustration by artist George McCalman, and Jewish cultural memorabilia sourced from Wise Sons customers and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. It includes nineteen smart and funny short essays, eight to ten sidebars, and fifty recipes of favorite salads, soups, baked goods, and more from their beloved restaurants. Stemming from the thesis that Jews eat by occasion, the book is organized into 19 different events and celebrations chronicling a Jewish life in food, including: bris, Shabbat, Passover and other high holidays; first meal home from college, J-Dating, wedding, and more—an organization that makes this a lighthearted read and fun gift, as well as a working cookbook


Rachel Levin

Rachel 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. The 2018 recipient of Les Dames Escoffier’s Karola Saekel Craib Excellence in Food Journalism Fellowship, Rachel 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 (Ten Speed, 2018).


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