A Few Fabulous Events at the JCCSF in November (Plus a December Bonus)


This fall, catch some food programming with chutzpah at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF). The Arts and Ideas program will be hosting a pretty cool variety of discussions on food and how to enjoy it—jump on some of these tickets quickly. All events will be held at the JCCSF, at 3200 California St. at Presidio.

On Wednesday November 14th, catch Eric Asimov for a workshop called “How to Love Wine.” Ha! As if you needed any help. That’s okay, though. Asimov wrote a book by the same name, and currently works as chief wine critic for The New York Times, so you’ll probably learn something interesting. And the timing couldn’t be better, because you’ll want to make sure the wine at your Thanksgiving table is delicious. The event begins at 7pm and tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for members, and $15 for students.

Then, on Sunday November 18th, Lucky Peach magazine will be doing a live show featuring their most recent issue. This issue is called “Fish Out of Water” and is all about chefs cooking cuisines they didn’t grow up with. Nicolaus Balla of Bar Tartine, Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food, and Ivan Orkin, the Tokyo izakaya expert, will all be in attendance along with the editor-in-chief of Lucky Peach, Chris Ying. There will also be snacks from the chefs, and each attendee will get a copy of the magazine. It all kicks off at 8pm, and tickets are $30 for the general public and $25 for members.

On Monday November 19th, Charles Phan of the Slanted Door empire will be on hand to talk about his recent cookbook, Vietnamese Home Cooking, with television host and chef Joey Altman. He will be offering tips on some of the techniques in the cookbook, and sharing personal stories of his journey from Vietnam to San Francisco. The event begins at 7pm, and tickets are $25 or $30 for the general public, and $20 or $25 for members, depending on seating.

On Saturday December 8th, the JCC will be hosting Thomas Keller and Michael Bauer in conversation. Keller will be discussing his newest cookbook, Bouchon Bakery, with Bauer. He’ll be offering tips on croissants, macarons, and tarts, as well as talking about his Parisian inspiration for the cookbook. The event starts at 7pm, and tickets begin at $30 for the general public, and $25 for members.

Event Info

Sunday Nov 11, 2012 – Saturday Dec 8, 2012
Times Vary
Prices Vary
3200 California St. at Presidio