Learn About Jewish Culture Through Food

James Drury
By James Drury Last edited 42 months ago
Learn About Jewish Culture Through Food

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If your experience of Jewish culture is limited to visiting the beigel shops on Brick Lane, get your moyl to Gefiltefest — a celebration of Jewish heritage through the medium of food.

Food is a crucial cornerstone in Jewish life, linking the diaspora wherever they are, so here's your chance to learn your teiglach from your tzimmes.

Get to grips with kosher beer brewing, expand your recipe collection to include contemporary takes on Jewish classics from Joel Brahman (such as fried Matzo-biscuit brunch sandwiches with pretzel-coated chicken, marbelized eggs and harissa mayo), and go foraging on Hampstead Heath with Rabbi Natan Levy.

There'll also be a programme of talks from the likes of MasterChef finalist Emma Spitzer; Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer of middle eastern restaurant Honey and Co; Moshe Basson, slow food innovator renowned for rejuvenating biblical dishes in his Jerusalem restaurant, Eucalyptus; and doyenne of Jewish cuisine, Claudia Roden.

Gefiltefest takes place on 28 June from 10.30am at JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET. Tickets are £18 (adv), £12.50 children, available here.

Last Updated 01 June 2015