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Author @ the Library presents: "From Knishes to Hummus: Tracing the past and the future of Jewish and Israeli Cuisine," with Janna Gur, author of "The Book of New Israeli Food."

May 16, 2011

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Mid-Manhattan Library

Throughout the ages and across the globe, wherever Jews lived, they have created their own unique culinary cultures. In the course of the 20th Century this tremendous compendium of gastronomy and culture has arrived in Israel and became the fertile ground on which young Israeli food culture thrives. This culture already shows great promise and distinct personality, but what will become of traditional Jewish cuisines?  Now, that the vast majority of Jewish Diaspora communities ceased to exist, can Jewish food culture survive the Melting Pot of the Israeli society and maintain its identity in the fast changing world of modern gastronomy?  Janna Gur, founder editor of the leading Israeli food and wine magazine and the author of the critically acclaimed "The Book of New Israeli Food" will take you on the journey of flavors, memories and tradition - from Babylon to Warsaw, from Biblical times to present day Israel. The lecture will be accompanied by visual presentation.