A Review: My Mother’s Kitchen, by Meera Klein – a tale of Indian life and cooking

MeeraKlein.2IMG_8565A few weeks ago, Meera Klein, pictured left, came to visit me and cook with me in my kitchen. She is an amazing cook with a more amazing story, and an even greater talent for writing that story of life in India with recipes learned in her mother’s kitchen there. I hope you will take a moment to read my few words on her book in this Review: My Mother’s Kitchen. You’ll also find a recipe or two in that column that Meera graciously provided me with.

From Paris, with love

AE.France.SarasinCrepe.IMG_7438Here’s a story of my recent trip to Paris, day by day, as featured in the Davis Enterprise, From Paris, with love.  The photo to the left is a galette, a crepe made with buckwheat flour (sarrasin in French), as eaten at the Breizh Cafe in Le Marais, 3rd Arrondisement. Highly recommended. Next door they have a provisions shop. Get the salted butter.


Tour de Cluck

I’ll be at the Tour de Cluck, a fundraiser for the Davis Farm to School which I cofounded. My coop is featured on the tour, one of about 20. If you already have your tickets for this Saturday, May 26 event, 10-2, I’ll look forward to seeing you. The event kicks off at the Davis Farmers Market at 9 am with a “Courage to Cluck” competition. I won’t be in it.

Lunch, Love, Community

Spoke at their event at Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science last night. Good crowd, great topics, lots of enthusiasm for a better school lunch, with Davis as a model.