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).
Eat Something: A Wise Sons Cookbook for Jews Who Like Food and Food Lovers Who Like Jews
Stemming 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.