Cooking with Tina Wasserman


Tuesday, August 28--Back by popular demand is cookbook author, food historian and award-winning cooking instructor Tina Wasserman.  She will be at Temple Beth El on Tuesday, August 28 for a hands-on cooking class in the afternoon, and an evening presentation about fall holiday food traditions.

Tina was our Scholar-in-Residence for a weekend in March, and those who attended her cooking classes, Shabbat dinner featuring her recipes, and other programs can attest to her extraordinary knowledge on the subject of Jewish food and its history, and her passion for teaching.  She is the author of two best-selling cookbooks, Entree to Judaism:  A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora and Entree to Judaism for Families:  Cooking and Kitchen Conversations with Children.  Here is the schedule:

Cooking with Tina--2:00 - 5:00 pm.  This is your opportunity to work side-by-side with Tina, learn new tips in the kitchen, and try out new recipes for the High Holy Days.  Participants will prepare dishes including:  gefilte fish loaf, sweet potato pumpkin casserole, dulce de manzana, star-shaped challah, Ethiopian black beans, and Moroccan britwats.  The cost for the cooking class is $18 per person.

"The History and Traditions of High Holy Day Food"--7:00 pm.  Tina will explore the historical connections to our culinary traditions of High Holy Day foods, and attendees will sample a taste of the recipes that were prepared during the day.  There is no charge for this program.

R.S.V.P. by August 14 by calling (413) 733-4149.

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