Lisa Jervis was the founder and original publisher of indie publication Bitch
magazine (subtitled Feminist Response to Pop Culture
), which began in 1996 in San Francisco and is now a quarterly based in Portland. Jervis currently works at the Center for Media Justice
in Oakland, an excellent vantage point from which to think about eating. Her new book Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating
demystifies the cooking process for the scared and suggests sustainable recipes for any skill level. Jervis will celebrate the release of the book at the Green Arcade
(1680 Market at Gough) on Friday, July 24, and at Modern Times
(888 Valencia at 20th St.) on August 12. Both events are free and begin at 7 p.m.