Vamos! My 2011 Schedule March 22, 2011Posted by Jennifer in : books,chess,poker,travel , add a comment
On tap for me in 2011 is a fun combination of book events, poker tourneys and chess promotion. Hope to see some of you and stay posted on my twitter.
San Francisco, CA, March 29th, 5:15-6:15, Mechanics Institute Play Like a Girl!: Tactics by 9 Queens lecture and book signing. Copies of Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess and Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport will also be available. More information at chessclub.org.
Fremont, CA, April 1st, 5:30-9- simultaneous, book signing and lecture at the North Cal House of Chess.
Tucson, Arizona, April 2, 2-5 PM- 4th Annual 9 Queens Chess Fest and Play Like a Girl book signing at Hotel Congress. Shahade will play the red queen (a role she has always cherished) in a re-enactment of Lewis Carroll’s chess game in Through the Looking Glass.
Saint Louis, Missouri, April 14-28- Shahade will host live commentary with GM Maurice Ashley at the 2011 US Chess Championships and US Women’s Chess Championships, uschesschamps.com
Madrid, Spain, May 11-12- European Poker Tour Ladies Event
Las Vegas, Nevada, July- World Series of Poker Main Event
Saint Louis, Missouri, September 8th- Grand Opening of the World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum plus live commentary by Shahade at special event TBA
Hummus Throwdown Part III March 17, 2011Posted by Jennifer in : Uncategorized , add a comment
For the third year in a row, I hosted a hummus competition. This year we had a record-setting 11 entries and the best contenders ever.
Some contenders were classic Israeli style creamy with basic ingredients of tahini, chickpea and olive oil, while others pushed the chickpea, adding strong flavors of peppers, feta and even cinnamon.
The winner, Teira, was one of the more creative entries and her jalapeno/red pepper spiced hummus won by a landslide.
She received a $70 gift certificate to the fantastic Israeli restaraunt, Zahav. In Israel, the merits of various neighborhood’s hummus are debated as a matter of local pride. One Israeli guest said that the innovative entries would not fly. Another responded, “That’s what we do in America. We take something classic and add a bunch of junk to it.” If that doesn’t inspire you for Hummus Throwdown Part IV, you should probably just stick with peanut-butter.