In 1938, restaurant owner Fania Lewando published a Yiddish vegetarian cookbook in Poland. Nearly eight decades later in Brooklyn, Leah Koenig published Modern Jewish Cooking. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Yoskowitz co-founder of The Gefilteria, an Old World-inspired Jewish food company, is finishing up the forthcoming cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto (2016). Despite spanning two continents and many generations, these three cookbooks have a surprising amount to say to one another. Join Koenig, Yoskowitz, Eve Jochnowitz (who recently translated, adapted, and annotated Lewando’s book), and moderator, Sarah Gordon, for a conversation about Jewish cooking, culture, and food ethics, then and now.
Faculty: Leah Koenig, Eve Jochnowitz, and Jeffrey Yoskowitz
Moderated by Sarah Gordon