Women of the J Presents: Roman Jewish Cooking

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November 29, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

Join Cookbook Author Leah Koenig for a talk and soiree in celebration of her latest cookbook, PORTICO: Cooking and Feasting in Rome’s Jewish Kitchen. Leah will share the fascinating story behind Rome’s historic Jewish community (which dates back over 2,000 years and remains vibrant today) and its uniquely delicious cuisine filled with simple-but-elegant vegetable dishes, saucy braised meats, beguiling desserts, and an obsession with olive oil-fried foods.

Participants will be able to sample a variety of Chanukah-friendly Roman Jewish desserts and light appetizers, have their copies of Portico signed, and toast to la dolce vita (the sweet life).

Leah Koenig is the author of seven cookbooks including the acclaimed The Jewish Cookbook and Modern Jewish Cooking. Her newest cookbook, PORTICO: Cooking and Feasting in Rome’s Jewish Kitchen is available for pre-order now. Leah’s writing and recipes can be found in The New York TimesNew York MagazineThe Wall Street Journal, The Washington PostFood & WineEpicurious, and Food52. She also writes a weekly newsletter, The Jewish Table, which shares recipes and stories from the world of Jewish food. In addition to writing, Leah leads cooking demonstrations and workshops around the country and world. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children.

In an effort to reduce single-use items, we encourage you to bring your own water bottles, utensils, and other serving pieces to all programs at the Boulder JCC. We are grateful for the partnership of our community in our commitment to sustainability.

Women of the J Programs are Underwritten in Honor of Marc H. Monheimer by the Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation 

 Wednesday, November 29| 6:30 – 8:15 pm | $25 per person (Pay $65.89 to receive PORTICO CookBook)


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