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Cooking Demo: “Modern Jewish Comfort Food” – Postponed

October 16, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Modern Jewish Cooking

Virtual Cooking Demo + Cookbook Talk
Shannon Sarna, “Modern Jewish Comfort Food”

Shannon Sarna, founding editor of popular Jewish food website, “The Nosher,” joins us for a virtual author talk and cooking demonstration. She’ll discuss her new cookbook, “Modern Jewish Comfort Food: 100 Fresh Recipes for Classic Dishes from Kugel to Kreplach,” and demonstrate a delicious dessert that’s perfect for Sukkot: Israeli swirl cookies.

Comfort food varies from person to person, family to family, region to region, and Sarna has always wanted to tell the story of the Jewish people through food. Known as “the queen of challah” for her nontraditional recipes, in “Modern Jewish Comfort Food,” Sarna showcases recipes and “modern” variations that have shaped Jewish cuisine from around the world―including immigration waves from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, New York City, and beyond. Her recipes aim to inspire home cooks to connect to Jewish foodways and explore the history of this diverse cuisine. “Modern Jewish Comfort Food” features many classic recipes and sweets to complete your holiday dessert table.

What’s Cooking?  Israeli swirl cookies are all the rage in Israel right now, and, like rugelach or Sephardic mamoul cookies, they can be made with different fillings such as Nutella or dates. Download the recipe >>

In partnership with the Jewish Book Council. Part of our 2022-23 Chew on This! Speaker Series.


$15 adults
$10 Seniors 65+/Students
FREE with $30 cookbook purchase (includes shipping)
Zoom links emailed out 1 hour before program start time. Cookbooks shipped after the event.

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About the Guest

Shannon Sarna is founding editor of “The Nosher,” the widest-reaching website (135,000 newsletter subscribers) dedicated to Jewish food, which is part of the 70 Faces Media group. Shannon grew up in upstate New York immersed in performance and music as well as surrounded by diverse culinary experiences: Her Sicilian American mother loved to bake, her Ashkenazi Jewish father loved to experiment, and her grandfather was a food chemist who patented Tang, among other products. Her writing and recipes have been featured in numerous publications: “Bake from Scratch,” “Taste of Home,” “Parade,” “Food52,” “The Kitchn,” “Tablet Magazine,” “JTA News,” “New Jersey Monthly Magazine,” “Vinepair,” and “Modern Loss.” Her first cookbook, “Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More,” was released in September 2017 by Countryman Press.

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Part of the J’s new Chew on This! Speaker Series, which features authors, chefs, and thought-leaders to feed your mind, soul, and palate.


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