Renowned food writer Sheila Himmel is speaking at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center in Foster City on Monday, Aug. 19.
Himmel will speak as part of the Center’s Food for Thought lecture series. The Bay Area writer will cover food trends, ranging from restaurant dining and the rising popularity of food trucks to dietary restrictions and gluten-free products.
For 10 years, Sheila Himmel was a familiar fixture on the food scene as a restaurant critic for the San Jose Mercury News. She has written for publications including USA Today and the Washington Post, and has been recognized with awards such as the Association of Food Journalists and Society of News Design.
Winner of the James Beard Award, Himmel is also the author of Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia, in which she and her daughter chronicle their family’s personal battle with eating disorders and a food-obsessed culture.
The public is invited to attend What’s Not to Like on Monday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. Reservations are $4 and can be made by calling 650.378.2703.
The PJCC is located at 800 Foster City Blvd. in Foster City, directly off Highway 92 with plenty of free parking. To learn more, visit www.pjcc.org.