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November 2016

Jewish Book Festival 2016 (Toledo, OH)

November 10, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metropark (East Entrance), 4830 West Central Ave.
Toledo, OH United States
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The Gefilte Manifesto cooking demo with Jeffrey Yoskowitz. Information here.

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Book Discussion at Rodfei Zedek (Chicago)

November 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 South Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago, IL 60615
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Join Liz for a lively discussion of The Gefilte Manifesto. Nosh will be provided and books will be sold. Registration link coming soon.

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Shabbat Dinner with OneTable (Chicago, IL)

November 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ampersand, 419 W Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Liz and Jeffrey are excited to bring their reimagined Ashkenazi Jewish Cuisine to Chicago for the first time! They are pairing up with local Chicago chef Stephanie Goldfarb to host an intimate Shabbat dinner inspired by their newly published narrative cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods. Ticket includes a signed copy of The Gefilte Manifesto, a multi-course meal, and a chance to share shabbat a special shabbat meal with The Gefilteria.

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University of Michigan Hillel Cookbook Conversation (Ann Arbor, MI)

November 13, 2016

Liz Alpern and Jeffrey are the co-founders of the Gefilteria in Brooklyn, NY and recently published: The Gefilte Manifesto, a cookbook re-imagining Ashkenazi Jewish Cuisine. Join us for an event discussing the connections, trends, and future possibilities of Jewish food cutlure. The event will include Q and A with the audience and a taste of one of the recipes from the cookbook, which will also be on sale at the event! RSVP here.

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Next Generation of Jewish Food Panel @ the General Assembly (Washington, DC)

November 14, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC United States
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In conversation with Shannon Sarna Goldberg

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Talk and Tasting at Shaarey Zedek (Detroit, MI)

November 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road
Southfield, MI 48034
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Join Jeffrey for an in-depth discussion of The Gefilte Manifesto followed by a tasting of treats from the book. There is no charge to attend, but RSVPs are requested to Wren Beaulieu-Hack at wren@shaareyzedek.org or 248.357.5544.

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Gefilte Manifesto Cocktail Party w/ Wandering Chew at Fletcher’s, Montreal, QC

November 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fletcher’s, 4040 St Laurent Blvd
Montreal, QB Canada
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Join Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz & the Wandering Chew for an evening of Gefilte Manifesto inspired bites, cocktails, klezmer music, and schmoozing! Liz and Jeffrey saw delis closing, grandparents getting too old to cook and Ashkenazi cuisine being perceived as a thing of the past. This moved them to launch The Gefilteria and bring Ashkenazi cuisine from the Old World into the New. They slowly worked their way through all eastern European Jewish foods, cooking classic dishes from their…

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Omnivore Books (San Francisco, CA)

November 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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Book talk and signing at an amazing bookstore! Free event!  

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December 2016

Manifesto-inspired Dinner at Saul’s Deli (Berkeley, CA)

December 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, 1475 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Saul's Deli in Berkeley, California.  April 29 2016.  Photo by Ellen Jaskol

Come and enjoy a multi-course meal of dishes prepared by Saul'd deli but inspired by Jeffrey and Liz's brand new cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto. Reserve your tickets today. Seating is limited.

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Talk/Demo/Tasting with JCC SF (San Francisco, CA)

December 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JCC San Francisco, 3200 California Street
SF, CA 94118
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Jeffrey and Liz will be demo-ing a recipe and answering all of your cooking Q's as a part of a special Friday series at JCCSF. Info can be found on the JCC website.

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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (San Francisco, CA)

December 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 pm
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA United States
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Cooking demo  

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Pop Up Dinner (Palo Alto, CA)

December 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jeffrey and Liz cook a kosher feast in collaboration with L'Chaim Foods. Limited seats available. Order your ticket today.

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Talk, Demo, Signing at Readable Feast Festival (Boston, MA)

December 10, 2016
Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St.
Boston, MA United States
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An Old World Hanukkah talk and latke-making demo. Details and tickets for a full day of programming here.

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Talk and Signing at Hazon Philly Food Fest

December 11, 2016
Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Liz will participate in a keynote address, lecture and book signing at Hazon Philadelphia’s 4th Annual Food Festival, held at the historic Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Center City Philadelphia. The Food Fest is welcoming and inclusive to people of all ages, levels of experience with food and cooking, and religious denominations and affiliations. This year’s event will include a flexible morning, featuring a vibrant Community Market and various learning and community-building opportunities. All parts of the day will connect to the…

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Book Discussion at Long Beach Public Library (Long Beach, NY)

December 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561
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Join Liz in her hometown for a lively discussion of The Gefilte Manifesto. Books will be available for purchase.

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Mid-Town Manhattan Library (NYC)

December 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mid-Town Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY United States
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This illustrated lecture explores the authors' mission to revitalize Ashkenazi cuisine with recipes that draw inspiration from Jewish bakeries, neighborhood delis, old-fashioned pickle shops, and their own childhood kitchens. Details here.

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Interactive Food Demo and Talk at Gottesman RTW Academy (New Jersey)

December 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gottesman RTW Academy, 146 Dover Chester Rd.
Randolph, NJ 07869 United States
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Tickets are very limited. Info is here.

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Edges & Borders: Immersive Shabbat in the Dark (NYC)

December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This pop-up soiree taking place in a secret location in New York, is set to stimulate your senses through the lens of the unseen. This multidisciplinary event will feature an immersive Sound Drama performance curated by Lost & Found Project in collaboration with Floating Tower (Matti Kovler, artistic director) and other New York-based actors and musicians. Russian tapas provided by The Gefilteria. ATTENTION: The number of tickets is very limited and will be distributed through a lottery. You can submit…

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Hazon Jewish Food Conference (Falls Village, CT)

December 28, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Details forthcoming. Event info here.

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February 2017

Book Talk and Signing (Madison, CT)

February 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Congregation Beth Tikvah, 196 Durham Road
Madison, CT 06443
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Join Liz for a breakfast and book talk. This event is co-sponsored by Temple Beth Tikvah, Jewish Book Council and Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. No advance registration required.  

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Immersive Shabbat in the Dark (Brooklyn, NY)

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This pop-up soiree taking place in a secret location in New York, is set to stimulate our senses through the lens of the unseen. Going back to the "beginning" of our creation, the origin, the darkness... When the lights will turn on, the truth will be revealed. Ticket and registration info can be found here. This multidisciplinary event will feature an immersive Sound Drama performance curated by Lost & Found Project in collaboration with Floating Tower (Matti Kovler, artistic director)…

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Hands-On Workshop with the Covenant Foundation

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jeffrey and Liz present a delicious demo and conversation at The Covenant Foundation's annual Project Directors' Meeting.

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Talk & Demo at NYC Fermentation Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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nyc ferment festival

Jeffrey will be leading a pickling demo and presenting on The Role of Sour Pickles and Fermented Tonics in Eastern European Jewish cuisine. Get tickets for a full day of events at the first ever NYC fermentation festival, and see more info. on the lecture/demo here.  

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Pickling 101 (Richmond, VA)

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Liz and Jeffrey head South for a hands on evening of pickles and cocktails with The Federation of Richmond. Details and registration at this link or email Jesse Feld at jfeld@jewishrichmond.org.

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March 2017

Gefilte Manifesto Cooking Demo and Book Signing (Louisville, KY)

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of Louisville, 3600 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY 40205 United States
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Join Jeffrey Yoskowitz, co-author of the acclaimed new cookbook The Gefilte Manifesto, for a live cooking demonstration and discussion of Ashkenazi Jewish food. Books will be available for sale and signing. Event info and tix at this link.

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Panel at IACP Conference (Louisville, KY)

March 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jeffrey will participate in this year's meeting of The International Association of Culinary Professionals. He'll be speaking on a panel on promoting your cookbook with chef Virginia Willis, literary agent Amy Collins, Allison McGeehon of Artisan Books and Celia Sack of Omnivore Books. Info and registration details can be found here.

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Jewish Food in the Global South: A Symposium (Chapel Hill, NC)

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - March 6 @ 3:00 pm

This weekend-long event at UNC Chapel Hill explores the historical trends and current cultural practices surrounding “Jewish” food in and of the American South. Liz will be participating alongside Jewish foodways and cultural scholars, culinary critics, and James Beard award-winning chefs and writers. Full event info and registration can be found here.

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Schmaltzy, a story slam by Jewish Food Society (NYC)

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Henry Street Settlement, 267 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002,
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Presented by The Jewish Food Society, Schmaltzy combines two of our favorite pastimes: talking and eating. It’s kind of like the Moth, but with knishes. Hear the tales behind the recipes from an all-star lineup of bubbes, chefs and food mavens. Then eat the food they made you crave. Liz Alpern will offer a story, a cocktail and knishes from The Gefilte Manifesto. Space is limited. Event details and registration at this link.  

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Breathing New Life into Ashkenazi Cuisine, Talk and Tasting (Westfield, NJ)

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Jeffrey and Liz for a lively discussion of their book, "The Gefilte Manifesto" in Westfield, NJ at Temple Emanu-El. Samples of Gefilteria gefilte fish will be served and books will be available for sale. Register today to reserve your spot.

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The Gefilte Ball at Nosh Berlin Festival (Berlin, Germany)

March 19 - March 26

Shtetl Neukolln and Nosh Berlin invite you to a night of Yiddish pleasures. Jeffrey Yoskowitz, the gefiltefish whisperer himself, will be joining us all the way from New York to present from and ply you with treats from his new cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto. Dancing and live klezmer immediately following. Geist im Glas has got the bar on this one, serving up the legendary cocktails of Ashkenaz and Fine Bagels will be slingin' the chopped liver like the pros they…

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