Dating a shiksa
In contrast, he also fell in love with new flavors, techniques, and ideas.In Paris, he wondered how the endless varieties of cheese might be incorporated in his native cuisine; how the bright, fresh salads of Vietnam seemed based on the same ingredients that he grew up with but were composed in ways he’d never seen; and the art of pasta-making throughout Italy made him wonder about his native grains and what he could one day do with them.“Oh, my God, Kathy Griffin and my mom are very close friends,” Cooper reveals.“My mom hangs out with Kathy much more than she hangs out with me.They thought, wouldn’t it be something if we one day had another establishment called “xixa,” pronounced “shiksa” in Spanish in honor of Heather, Jason’s “shiksa,” or non-jewish girlfriend in Yiddish.In April 2010, Heather and Jason did open Traif restaurant.Along his journey, Jason met Heather through work, and through inspiration and research, they eventually decided to open Xixa.
Jason grew up gardening and cooking with mom, learning and falling in the love with the smells, tastes, and techniques of Mexico.
One January morning while walking to coffee about a year and a half after opening Traif, Heather and Jason decided to ask the landlords of a vacant former restaurant down the street of their intentions with that space.
After a positive meeting, Heather and Jason began to wonder about their next venture.
The goal will be to create a menu of modern Mexican dishes that echo Mexican cuisine: past, present, and future.
The truth is as follows: Jason Marcus and Heather Heuser met while working in a restaurant in San Diego in 2005.