This week, Risa Nye reviews Ava Chin’s book Eating Wildly, with a keen appreciation for the way it moves from the experience of loss to the act of finding, balancing autobiography with a personal guide to foraging in the city. “It’s the unexpected bounty and regenerative powers of nature that have deepened my connection with my hometown, my family, and even myself,” Chin writes. We also feature Chin’s recipe for Wild Greens Pie, a main ingredient of which is lamb’s-quarter, a nutritious weed that gardeners dislike but chefs love.
This week’s issue brings a variety of responses to the vitality of Anthony Lucero’s Oakland-set movie East Side Sushi. In one of two installments of “Critics Corner” this week, Tien-Tien L. Jong foregrounds the film’s layered approach to tradition and its dedication to a woman’s story, of self-determination, while Patricia Unterman savors its cross-cultural creativity and authentic love of food. Broadening the perspective, Risa Nye interviews Erin and Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi and ICHI Kakiya for their take on the movie. And this week’s “Eat My Shorts” presents some short works by Lucero. Continue reading →
Each year we look forward to this weekend full of great food, drinks and music. The people watching and meeting is a bonus at the Eat Real Festival. Located at Jack London Square Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is no admission fee.