A History of Jewish Food: Talk & Tasting

Tue. Oct 24, 2023 at 7:00pm EDT
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A History of Jewish Food: Talk & Tasting



A Land of Milk and Mufletta: At the Crossroads of Israel’s Cuisine and Culture
Talk & Tasting with Culinary Expert Joel Haber

Israeli chefs have recently conquered the culinary world, but what about all those foods they left behind at home? What do these dishes say about Israel itself? From falafel to petitim, meurav Yerushalmi to mufleta, Israeli culinary expert Joel Haber will reveal the culture behind the distinctive foods that make Israel so deliciously… Israeli.

A tasting of select Israeli foods will be served, prepared by the MJCCA Culinary Arts Director, Lisa Long.

Joel Haber researches, writes, and lectures on the topic of Jewish Food history, with a focus on understanding Jewish culture and history via our foods. His writing appears on his blog (https://www.tasteofjew.com/) along with articles in such publications as The Nosher, Tablet, Tradition, and The Jewish Journal (Los Angeles). He has lectured extensively, in six different countries (so far) on four continents, as well as online. Joel is currently writing a book that examines Shabbat stews from around the world, using them as a way of tracing the routes of Jewish migrations throughout history. In connection, he recently published the cookbook Chulent & Hamin: The Ultimate Jewish Comfort Food.

Joel has also worked as a licensed tour guide in Israel for nearly a decade. In addition to hundreds of tours of a general nature, his most popular single tour is a culinary tasting and history tour in Jerusalem’s famous open-air market, Shuk Machane Yehuda. Over 4,000 individuals have already joined him on that tour.

Joel was born and raised in New Jersey, lived for many excellent years in both New York City and Los Angeles, and immigrated to Israel in March 2009. He is proud to live in the special city of Jerusalem.


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