Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. (In-person)
Shannon Sarna author of Modern Jewish Comfort Food: 100 Fresh Recipes for Classic Dishes from Kugel to Kreplach
Cooking Demo to inaugurate the new JCC Culinary Studio
Comfort food varies from person to person, family to family, region to region. As the author of Modern Jewish Baker and editor of ¬The Nosher, Shannon Sarna has always wanted to tell the story of the Jewish people through food and continues to do so here in her latest book.
Modern Jewish Comfort Food showcases recipes and variations that have shaped Jewish cuisine from around the world—including immigration waves from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, New York City, and beyond. Sarna shares many traditional dishes, and then provides exciting variations that will bring basic tomato & pepper shakshuka as cleverly interpreted into a deep-dish pizza; classic potato latkes invite vegetable-focused variations such as beet & carrot and summer corn zucchini; and a multitude of dumplings re¬flect the range of the Jewish diaspora. Sweets include two kinds of Israeli-style yeasted rugelach, funfetti macaroons, and more—ready to complete the holiday dessert table. Modern Jewish Comfort Food will inspire home cooks to connect to Jewish foodways and explore the history of this diverse cuisine.
Shannon Sarna is editor of The Nosher and co-host of the podcast “Call Your Mother,” both part of 70 Faces Media. She has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Bake From Scratch, Taste of Home, Food52 and The Kitchn. She lives in NJ with her husband, three children and two rescue dogs. Her first cookbook, Modern Jewish Baker, was released in 2017 by Countryman Press.
Sponsor: Stamford JCC