Zoom. Meet food critic Rachel Levin this Dec. via Zoom

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30 Nov 2020 | 11:55

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.