Gather Together was a very informal affair due to a persistent drizzle. Any fluxuation in the weather will arrest the best intentions of Angelenos-- this is what I am learning! A hearty international crew convened-- New Zealand and Sweden (and me, trained in the inclement San Francisco!) where a light rain is just that. Native Angeleno Kate Wolf did make it over and brought a lovely book on Scandinavian cooking and told us about Noma.
The internationalists made for an interesting conversation about american politics and witnessing Obama's presidency.