Joan Nathan Book Discussion with Rabbi Leder

  • May 1, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Resnick Family Campus (Brentwood)

    11960 Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California 90049
Ticket Price $20.00-$60.00 This event is now over
Description

Joan Nathan discusses her new book My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories with Rabbi Steve Leder

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wilshire Boulevard Temple Resnick Family Campus (Brentwood)
11960 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

 

"There is no greater authority on Jewish cooking than Joan Nathan."

— Michael Solomonov, James Beard award-winning chef and author of Zahav

 

Join the Jewish Food Lab in welcoming Award-winning Author and Jewish cuisine expert Joan Nathan as she discusses her newest book My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories with Rabbi Steve Leder.

 

My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories uses over 100 recipes to look back at her life and family history — and at her personal journey discovering Jewish cuisine from around the world.

 

$ 60.00 with book – Author signing following talk

$ 20.00 ticket only

 

More about My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories

Before hummus was available in every grocery store — before shakshuka was a dish on every brunch menu — Joan Nathan taught home cooks how and why they should make these now - beloved staples themselves. Here, in her most personal book yet, the beloved authority on global Jewish cuisine uses recipe to look back at her own family’s history — their arrival in America from Germany; her childhood in postwar New York and Rhode Island; her years in Paris, New York, Israel, and Washington, DC. Nathan shares her story—of marriage, motherhood, and a career as a food writer; of a life well-lived and centered around meals—and she punctuates it with all the foods she has come to love.

 

With over 100 recipes from roast chicken to rugelach, from matzoh ball soup to challah and brisket, here are updated versions of her favorites. But here too are new favorites: Salmon with Preserved Lemon and Za’atar; Fragrant Spiced Chicken with Rice, Eggplant, Peppers, and Zucchini; Mahammar (a Syrian pepper, pomegranate and walnut dip); Moroccan Chicken with Almonds, Cinnamon and Couscous; Joan’s version of the perfect Black and White Cookies.

 

This is a treasury of recipes and stories—and an invitation to a seat at Nathan's table.

 

About the Author – Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and other publications. She is the author of twelve books, including Jewish Cooking in America and The New American Cooking, both of which won James Beard Awards and IACP Awards.

 

About the Jewish Food Lab

The Jewish Food Lab at Wilshire Boulevard Temple is dedicated to celebrating the tastes and traditions of global Jewish food and culture. Grounded in the richness of Jewish experience and history, the Jewish Food Lab strives to create educational and experiential opportunities for all the senses. We are excited for the Jewish Food Lab to become one of the cornerstones of community outreach and programming at Wilshire Boulevard Temple and in LA!

Date & Time

Wed, May 1, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Resnick Family Campus (Brentwood)

11960 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90049 Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Resnick Family Campus (Brentwood)
Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Los Angeles

Celebrating 161 years in Los Angeles and one of America’s most highly respected congregations, Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been serving the Los Angeles Jewish community since its founding in 1862 as Congregation B’nai B'rith, the city’s first synagogue. Today, Wilshire Boulevard Temple carries out the mission through a variety of ways, as a center for Jewish spirituality and celebration, a place for lifelong learning and friendship and home to an engaged congregation where every person can make a difference.