Josephine Bacon is an author, translator and food writer, as well as a historian. She has written 20 books, three of them about fungi, two about Jewish history (“Historical Atlas of Judaism” and “Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization”) and the rest on the subject of food. She also contributed to the Encyclopedia Judaica, Food Lives (article about Dorothy Hartley) and the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. Josephine Bacon is the translator of more than 100 books from French and Hebrew, most of them about food, wine, art and history. Her most recent book translations are from French, an illustrated life of Marcel Proust for which she had to make original translations from “Remembrance of Things Past” and a book about the wines that grow along the 45th parallel. Bacon speaks another seven languages. She is also a simultaneous and a court interpreter.