Well, not a day off, but kind of a “working vacation” at the Shoresh First (hopefully annual!) Food Conference yesterday. I was covering it for the Canadian Jewish News, but I let someone snap this delightful shot of me kneading some authentic flour-and-water-only half-whole-wheat matzah. There was a timer present, and indeed, the whole process was complete in under 18 minutes. Tons of fun! I attended two other sessions: “Kosher Curds” and “Is Kosher Meat Fit to Eat?” Tons of food for thought – it was kind of obvious that this was a pilot run, as some aspects weren’t as well-thought-out as others (I don’t think anybody thought to invite the mainstream kosher organizations here in town), but what a great concept! I really hope they do it again next year.