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Back to the Old Country: The Jewish Food Renaissance

Back to the Old Country: The Jewish Food Renaissance

Infinity Hall, 32 Front Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

6:00 pm

Sponsored by Jewish Hartford European Roots Project, UConn Dodd Center

Join us for a food tasting and book talk by Jeffrey Yoskowitz.

When Jeffrey Yoskowitz and co-author Liz Alpern of The Gefilteria began their work exploring the foods of their Ashkenazi families, they wanted to go back to the roots of the cuisine in Europe. Their culinary explorations have since brought them to Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Hungary, and in each location they’ve discovered new and fascinating pieces of the culinary puzzle. By sharing the stories and culinary wisdom behind many of their recipes, Jeffrey will paint a picture of the past, present, and future of Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine.

The Jewish Hartford European Roots Project explores, documents and shares the rich diversity of European Jewish life before the Holocaust and its enduring legacy in our region. With broad participation from the Greater Hartford Jewish Community, the project supports lectures, field trips, adult learning, youth education, and other programming about Jewish life in Europe, discovering and connecting with this unique heritage. The Jewish Hartford European Roots Project is generously funded by a grant from the Konover Coppa Fund and is housed at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut.

This program is free and open to the public, but please RSVP using the link below no later than May 11th. 

For more information and if you require an accommodation to participate, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170.



May 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm