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    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Jake Cohen, "Jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch"

    Zoom LIVE Cooking Demo and Q & A

    When: Thursday, 8/26/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Where: Online

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC
    When you think of Jewish food, a few classics come to mind: chicken soup with matzo balls, challah, maybe a babka if you're feeling adventurous. But as food writer and nice Jewish boy Jake Cohen demonstrates in this stunning debut cookbook, Jewish food can be so much more. A brilliantly modern take on Jewish culinary traditions for a new generation of readers, from a bright new star in the culinary world, join us as Jake demonstrates how to make his famous "Everything Bagel Galette"—just in time for the High Holidays! Click here for the recipe.

    In Jew-ish, he reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband's Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh and enticing for a whole new generation of readers. Imagine the components of an everything bagel wrapped into a flaky galette latke dyed vibrant yellow with saffron for a Persian spin on the potato pancake and best-ever hybrid desserts like macaroon brownies and pumpkin spice babka! Jew-ish features elevated, yet approachable classics along with innovative creations, such as:

    • Jake's Perfect Challah
    • Roasted Tomato Brisket
    • Short Rib Cholent
    • Iraqi Beet Kubbeh Soup
    • Sabich Bagel Sandwiches
    • Matzo Tiramisu

    Jew-ish is a brilliant collection of delicious recipes, but it's much more than that. As Jake reconciles ancient traditions with our modern times, his recipes become a celebration of a rich and vibrant history, a love story of blending cultures, and an invitation to gather around the table and create new memories with family, friends and loved ones.

    All books include shipping to the US only. Books will be shipped after the event and can take seven to ten business days to receive due to COVID-related USPS delays.

    The event recording for ticket holders will be available 24 hours after the event for a limited time; please email [email protected] if you would like a copy. An on-demand recording of the event will be available on the ticketing page after the program.

    Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium

    Thursday, August 26
    5:00–6:00 PM
    $38 for the talk and one copy of the book | $6 talk only
    Online via Zoom
    Contact: Luba Palant | [email protected]



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