Amelia Saltsman on “This is Jewish Food? Who Knew?”
Join us June 11th as Amelia Saltsman traces the delicious thread of Jewish food from its biblical roots to today’s focus on seasonality and sustainability and explores the deep connection of Jewish traditions to the year’s natural cycles. Traveling the foodways of this global cuisine, she takes us beyond corned beef and kugel to a world of diverse flavors ideal for today. Whether you’re Jewish or not, observant or not, Ashkenazic or Sephardic, this culinary journey will have you saying, “This is Jewish food? Who knew?”
About the speaker:
Amelia is the author of The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen and the award-winning The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook. She is a frequent guest on KCRW’s Good Food, her work appears in national and regional publications, and she is a long-time member and former newsletter editor of CHSC. Amelia is the daughter of a Romanian mother and an Iraqi father who met in the Israeli army and immigrated to Los Angeles, where she was born and raised.
A reception with themed refreshments will follow the talk at approximately 11:30am.
Free and open to the public.