A Taste of Jerusalem: Beyond Hummus and Pita

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Take a short trip to Israel via Los Gatos this Sunday March 9 by joining Sarene Wallace and me for a delicious workshop called A Taste of Jerusalem: Beyond Hummus and Pita. We’ll be exploring the unique flavors and ingredients of Israeli cuisine, illuminating the multi-cultural influences that make it so rich in both history and taste.

This workshop is part of an on-going speaker series organized through a partnership between Jewish Learning Works and Congregation Shir Hadash.

Hummus and Pita

Time and Place? Sunday, March 9th from 9:30 – 11:30 at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos. All are welcome. It is free for temple members and they suggest a small donation for non-members. RSVP to Nadine in the temple office at nadine (at) shirhadash (dot) org or 408-358-1751 x 5.

Hummus and Pita

We will be tasting three savory dishes from Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s wildly popular “Jerusalem: A Cookbook” including the wonderfully comforting rice and lentil dish called Mejadra, the North African influenced Eggplant Chermoula, and a riff on a traditional Israeli chopped salad called Fattoush. We’ll finish with a cookie whose roots are bound in multiple religions, regions, and cultures – a walnut and date filled cookie known as koloocheh, a close kin to ma’amoul and hamantaschen. Our recipe will be adapted from the beautiful cookbook by Louisa Shafia called “The New Persian Kitchen“.

If you live in Northern California’s beautiful Bay Area – RSVP ASAP and see you Sunday!



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7 Responses to A Taste of Jerusalem: Beyond Hummus and Pita

  1. Christy March 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    This looks so tasty! I wish you were closer, I would love to go to your class. It’s my goal to join your Tasting Jerusalem group in the near future.

    • Beth Lee March 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

      Drop over to say hi at TJ anytime, even if you don’t have time to cook yet. We’d love to have you join the conversation!

  2. Deb March 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I’d love to attend! I just wish you weren’t so far away! The tasting menu sounds amazing!

    • Beth Lee March 11, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

      Oh how fun it would have been to have you there Deb!

  3. Carol Sacks March 7, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Sounds like a fun time! Hope you both enjoy leading your workshop!

    • Beth Lee March 11, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

      We did – lots of work to prep but the actual event went really well and was fun to put on.

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