Alisa Rata Stutzbach is a recent transplant to Mountain View, California, due to her overachieving husband’s job working for Google. She’s a baroque and classical violist—that is, she’s even more crazily specialized than a “normal” violist, if there is such a thing—and before moving to California she was the director of an arts library in Dallas. Inspired by all of the amazing edible and visual delights of Northern California, she’s directing her research and creative skills towards sharing enticing recipes, photographs, and culinary adventures with her friends.