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Upper West Side: A Rosh Hashanah Cooking Lesson from the JCC

Looking for Rosh Hashanah cooking ideas? Check out this “Today” show video featuring Julie Negrin, director of the NewYork JCC culinary program. Negrin teaches Al Roker how to make challah for the Jewish New Year.

What’s challah taste like?  Just ask “Today” anchor Ann Curry.

“It tastes just like brioche, doesn’t it, really?”

Hmmm.

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Zabar’s and JCC Team for Passover Cooking Event

passover-matzoh

For those of you for whom Passover means dull, flourless cooking, fear not. Zabar’s and the Jewish Community Center on Amsterdam Avenue are teaming up to offer a Passover cooking demo and tasting March 29.

The event will feature The JCC in Manhattan’s Chef Instructor and Cookbook Author, Jennifer Abadi, who will be at Zabar’s 2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanine.

She’ll teach you how to create Moroccan Charoset “Truffles” with Dates, Raisins, and Walnuts;  flourless Persian Pistachio Cake with Cardamom Syrup; and  flourless Italian Almond and Pine Nut Macaroons.

Also, at the JCC is a class to teach you how to prepare Sephardic dishes for a vegetarian seder.  Click here for information.

Zabar’s Event Info

DATE: Sunday, March 29th, 2009

TIME: 2–4 pm

PRICE: Free

PLACE: Zabar’s

ADDRESS: Broadway at 80th Street
2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanine
Call 212 787 2000 for more information
Click here for a recipe for Matzoh Almond Brittle & Chocolate Matzoh Brittle

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Jewish Food: The JCC’s Yiddish (Food) Festival

Oy gevalt! Tap into your Yiddish roots and check out  Yiddish Live! at the JCC this weekend. Of special note, Arthur Schwartz, the Jewish culinary expert, will be on hand to discuses his new book, Jewish Home Cooking – Yiddish Recipes Revisited

Yiddish comes alive in an all-day festival dedicated to contemporary takes on Yiddish culture.
Co-sponsored by the Workmen’s Circle, The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, and The Forward

In The Lobby
• Vintage Yiddish Collectables for Sale
• Activities and tables by our co-sponsors
• Signs of Our Past exhibition on view
• Live Music and Food
• 2:15-4pm: Book signing and meet and greet with Arthur Schwartz
• 4pm: Gallery Tour

In The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium
• 1-2pm: Arthur Schwartz, aka the Food Maven, discuses his new book Jewish Home Cooking – Yiddish Recipes Revisited
• 2-3pm: Yiddish sign collector Rabbi Michael Strassfeld talks about the exhibition – Signs of Our Past and the cultural history behind many of these quirky signs
• 3-4pm: New Sounds in the Yiddish/Klezmer World featuring Deborah Strauss(Strass-Warshauer duo), Saramina Gordon (The Jewish Princess) and Art Bailey (pianist, accordian)
• 4-4:15pm: Author/Blogger Ben Feldman reads an essay about an adventure in Brooklyn inspired by a contemporary Yiddish sign
• 4:15-5:15pm: Author David Roskies discusses his new book, Yiddish Land

In The Beit Midrash
Films
• 3 pm: Der Kish – Indie short film in Yiddish about an orthodox father torn between his love for his child and his religion. Followed by a screening of the classic film Hester Street

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

334 Amsterdam Ave @ 76th St, New York, NY 10023

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