Michelle Polzin couldn’t shake the feeling of unease in the days following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine late last month. The former chef-owner of the now-closed 20th Century Cafe in San Francisco would not endure this feeling of angst and turmoil for long when she decided to take action. Polzine organized, made a few calls and put his skills to the test by launching a Russian honey cake fundraiser to help Ukrainian families fleeing their country.
“I took the Russian honey cake and I use it to raise money to fight Putin. There’s a bit of irony in that. Now we call it Ukrainian honey cake,” Polzine told SFGATE.