About

From the NYT Magazine Food Issue 2010

From the NYT Magazine Food Issue 2010

I am a UC Berkeley History alum turned culinary artist who studied cooking at several of the Bay Area’s best artisanal restaurants before turning my attention to the art of celebratory and community dinners and classes. Among my projects ┬áhas been teaching youth how to cook vegetables pulled from the dirt at Pie Ranch in Northern California and curating one-of-a-kind food events for literary and art institutions, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. My great-grandparents ran a boarding house that made wine during Prohibition and fed hungry neighbors during the Great Depression. I can be found foraging and cooking locally in order to support a sustainable North American food system at yasmin@calicopie.us