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Last night was the first class in our Master Chef cooking series taught by Jewish cookbook queen, Joan Nathan. Our kitchen was fully prepped for Joan’s signature menu steeped in Jewish food history and of course, her well-known cookbooks, Quiches, Kugels & Couscous and King Solomon’s Table.

Highlights from Joan’s vast Jewish food knowledge included tales of Babylonian diets, ancient Far East spice routes, King Solomon’s era and notably, the prevalence of chickpeas in the ancient world. Our Skirball student chefs teamed up in small groups to create last night’s incredible dinner, which featured spicy Libyan haraimi, smoked eggplant with tahini, feta and pomegranate and a bright lemon tart for dessert.

Our next cooking class will be taught by Philadelphia’s award-winning star chef, Michael Solomonov, on December 8. Sign up HERE.

On Sunday February 22, Russ Federman from the iconic Lower East Side deli will be serving up a full smoked fish and bagel brunch while sharing stories and screening his family’s documentary, The Sturgeon Queens. They have left their indelible mark on New Yorkers (and their bellies) for more than 100 years. Get your tickets HERE.

Joan Nathan's salads
Last night was Skirball Center's fall food night and with freezing temperatures outside, timing was impeccable. Roger Sherman, an award-winning filmmaker, introduced a clip from The Search for Israeli Cuisine before introducing an esteemed panel of professional foodies to join in. Read more