After years of research, an animal scientist looking for ways to keep inflammation down in cattle came up with a novel approach: feed them flax. The flax in their food helps keep animals healthy and has an added benefit for those who later eat their meat: omega-3 enriched beef.
Since the closing of the Brick Hut Café in 1997, Joan has worked in 2 restaurants, become a certified massage therapist; moved on to work as executive chef at Bon Appetit and worked as a personal chef and caterer. She is currently working as a catering chef, which allows her the flexibility to pursue her new passion as a professional voice actor.
She lives in Oakland with her dogs, Jennifer and Harley-Anne.
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The Brick Hut was a place for us all to create a space in the world
where we could be our complete selves.
The food was the community, the edible fare was our way of bringing it
all together, with love.