John Birdsall in Lucky Peach on cooking in a monastery near Ukiah CA

Saint John of the Slime
Saving souls and strawberries in a remote California monastery.
BY JOHN BIRDSALL NOVEMBER 4, 2015

Excerpt from Lucky Peach:

Chef at the restaurant where I cook gave me leave of absence, a “dispensation,” she said with tweaking irony, to let me go cook three meals a day for a bunch of bearded, icon-venerating Catholic monks on a mountain above Ukiah.

link to Nov 2015 Lucky Peach article

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Bessarabsky Market, Kyiv. Ukraine
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