An Evening of Food and Conversation — The Cuisine of the Mountain Jews
Join 2018-19 COJECO BluePrint Fellows Yafo Mardakhayeva and Lana Shalumov to taste the delectable cuisine and culture of their childhoods. The cousins are from a strand of Jewry in the former USSR known as the so-called Mountain Jews, who hail from a region along the Caucasus Mountains. An entertaining talk by community members about the history of the cuisine will be infused with tastings of their favorite Jewish foods from the region. There will be a discussion of what distinguishes them from the locals as well as a demo of one of their recipes from their soon-to-be published cookbook. Leave with a sampling of their cuisine, their culture, and a satiated stomach.
Dietary laws observed. 21+
Sunday, May 19, 2019
from 7:00 PM till 9:00 PM at the JCC of Manhattan
Tickets available here ($25)
This project is part of the COJECO BluePrint Project series. The COJECO BluePrint Fellowship is supported by COJECO and Genesis Philanthropy Group. Generation R is supported by The Jewish Education Project, with generous funding from the Genesis Philanthropy Group.