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Soul food with schmaltz – Jewish World FeaturesIsrael News – Haaretz Israeli News source

Hey it speaks for itself! Nirit Ben – Ari did such an excellent job with this piece. I felt like she did my feelings and ideas proud and a bit more of the real me came through. Very happy to be visiting with Israel and meeting Jews, Arabs, and people of all backgrounds who appreciate food and how it can bridge serious divides.


Meeting Claudia Roden in Israel! We first met at Oxford University in 2010. What an inspiration. Tonight I had the esteemed privilege of being Ha-Sadna, the Culinary Workshop for a dinner in honor of Mrs. Roden ‘ s prolific work documenting Jewish,  Middle Eastern and international food traditions. Her work inspired me. Tonight’s theme was me’ulim or stuffed foods…of which Yerushalayim is the culinary capital. The foods prepared reflected what Claudia termed “multiple memories” across boundaries of culture and religion. Jewish and Arab chefs executed stuffed purple carrots, tables strewn with green tahini, harissa and preserved lemon sauce, stuffed pigeon, lamb empanadas, and ice cream prepared with tahini and dulce de leche. Special thanks to all the chefs, the Cinemateque, the amazing Ronit Vered and the awesome Itta Pico, and to the great chef and culinary writer Claudia Roden who I now call family. ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy the piece from Nirit!

ื”ื™ื™ ื–ื” ืžื“ื‘ืจ ื‘ืขื“ ืขืฆืžื•! ื ื™ืจื™ืช ื‘ืŸ – ืืจื™ ืขืฉื” ืขื‘ื•ื“ื” ื›ืœ ื›ืš ืžืขื•ืœื” ืขื ื”ื™ืฆื™ืจื” ื”ื–ืืช. ื”ืจื’ืฉืชื™ ื›ืื™ืœื• ื”ื™ื ืขืฉืชื” ืืช ื”ืจื’ืฉื•ืช ื•ื”ืจืขื™ื•ื ื•ืช ืฉืœื™ ื’ืื™ื ื•ืงืฆืช ื™ื•ืชืจ ื”ืืžื™ืชื™ ื”ื’ื™ืข ื“ืจืš. ืžืื•ื“ ื ืฉืžื— ืœื‘ื™ืงื•ืจ ืขื ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื•ื™ื”ื•ื“ื™ื ืคื’ื™ืฉื”, ืขืจื‘ื™ื, ื•ืื ืฉื™ื ืžื›ืœ ื”ืจืงืข ืฉื™ื•ื“ืข ืœื”ืขืจื™ืš ืื•ื›ืœ ื•ืื™ืš ื–ื” ื™ื›ื•ืœ ืœื’ืฉืจ ืขืœ ืคืขืจื™ื ืจืฆื™ื ื™ื™ื.

ืคื’ื™ืฉืช ืงืœื•ื“ื™ื” ืจื•ื“ืŸ ื‘ื™ืฉืจืืœ! ื ืคื’ืฉื ื• ื‘ืคืขื ื”ืจืืฉื•ื ื” ื‘ืื•ื ื™ื‘ืจืกื™ื˜ืช ืื•ืงืกืคื•ืจื“ ื‘ืฉื ืช 2010. ืžื” ื”ืฉืจืื”. ื”ืœื™ืœื” ื”ื™ื” ืœื™ ื”ื–ื›ื•ืช ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื”ืžื•ืขืจื›ืช ืฉืœ Ha-ืกื“ื ื, ืกื“ื ืช ื”ื‘ื™ืฉื•ืœ ืœืืจื•ื—ืช ืขืจื‘ ืœื›ื‘ื•ื“ื• ืฉืœ ืขื‘ื•ื“ื” ืคื•ืจื” ื’ื‘ ‘ืฉืœ ืจื•ื“ืŸ ืชื™ืขื•ื“ ื™ื”ื•ื“ื™, ืžื–ืจื— ื”ืชื™ื›ื•ืŸ ื•ืžืกื•ืจื•ืช ืžื–ื•ืŸ ื‘ื™ื ืœืื•ืžื™ื•ืช. ืขื‘ื•ื“ืชื” ื ืชื ื” ืœื™ ื”ืฉืจืื”. ืขืจื›ืช ื”ื ื•ืฉื ืฉืœ ื”ืœื™ืœื” ื”ื™ื” ืžื–ื•ื ื•ืช me’ulim ืื• ืžืžื•ืœืื™ื … ืฉื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื ื”ื™ื ื”ื‘ื™ืจื” ื”ืงื•ืœื™ื ืจื™ืช. ื”ืžื–ื•ืŸ ืžื•ื›ืŸ ืฉื™ืงืฃ ืืช ืžื” ืงืœืื•ื“ื™ื” ืžื›ื•ื ื” “ื–ื›ืจื•ื ื•ืช ืžืจื•ื‘ื™ื” ืžืขื‘ืจ ืœื’ื‘ื•ืœื•ืช ืฉืœ ืชืจื‘ื•ืช ื•ื“ืช. ืฉืคื™ื ื™ื”ื•ื“ื™ื ื•ืขืจื‘ื™ื ืœื”ื•ืจื’ ื’ื–ืจ ืกื’ื•ืœ ืžืžื•ืœื, ืฉื•ืœื—ื ื•ืช ืคื–ื•ืจื™ื ืขื ื˜ื—ื™ื ื” ื™ืจื•ืงื”, ืืจื™ืกื” ื•ืœื™ืžื•ืŸ ืžืฉื•ืžืจ, ื™ื•ื ื” ืžืžื•ืœืืช, ืืžืคื ื“ืก ื‘ืฉืจ ื”ื›ื‘ืฉ, ื•ื’ืœื™ื“ื” ืžื•ื›ืŸ ืขื ื˜ื—ื™ื ื” ื•ืจื™ื‘ืช ื—ืœื‘. ืชื•ื“ื” ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ืช ืœื›ืœ ื”ืฉืคื™ื, ื”ืกื™ื ืžื˜ืง, ืจื•ื ื™ืช ื•ืจื“ ื”ืžื“ื”ื™ื ื•ืื™ื˜ื” ืคื™ืงื• ืžื“ื”ื™ื, ื•ื”ืฉืฃ ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื•ืกื•ืคืจ ืงื•ืœื™ื ืจื™ืช ืงืœื•ื“ื™ื” ืจื•ื“ืŸ ืฉืื ื™ ืžื›ื ื” ื”ื™ื•ื ืžืฉืคื—ื”. ๐Ÿ™‚

ืœื™ื”ื ื•ืช ืžื”ื—ืชื™ื›ื” ืžื ื™ืจื™ืช!

ู…ู‡ู„ุง ุฃู†ู‡ ูŠุชุญุฏุซ ุนู† ู†ูุณู‡! ู„ู… ุงุฑูŠ ู…ุซู„ ุจุนู…ู„ ุนุธูŠู… ู…ุน ู‡ุฐู‡ ุงู„ู‚ุทุนุฉ – Nirit ุจู†. ุดุนุฑุช ูˆูƒุฃู†ูŠ ูุนู„ุช ู…ุดุงุนุฑูŠ ูˆุงู„ุฃููƒุงุฑ ุจุงู„ูุฎุฑ ูˆุฃูƒุซุฑ ู…ู† ุฐู„ูƒ ุจู‚ู„ูŠู„ ุงู„ุญู‚ูŠู‚ูŠ ูŠุฃุชูŠ ู…ู† ุฎู„ุงู„. ‘ุฏ ุงู„ุญุจ ู„ุฒูŠุงุฑุฉ ุฅุณุฑุงุฆูŠู„ ูˆุงู„ูŠู‡ูˆุฏ ุงุฌุชู…ุงุนุงุช ูˆุงู„ุนุฑุจุŒ ูˆุงู„ู†ุงุณ ู…ู† ุฌู…ูŠุน ุงู„ุฎู„ููŠุงุช ุงู„ุฐูŠ ูŠุนุฑู ูƒูŠู ู†ู‚ุฏุฑ ุงู„ุบุฐุงุก ูˆูƒูŠู ูŠู…ูƒู† ุณุฏ ุซุบุฑุงุช ุฎุทูŠุฑุฉ.

ุงุฌุชู…ุงุน ูƒู„ูˆุฏูŠุง ุฑูˆุฏู† ููŠ ุฅุณุฑุงุฆูŠู„! ุงู„ุชู‚ูŠู†ุง ู„ู„ู…ุฑุฉ ุงู„ุฃูˆู„ู‰ ููŠ ุฌุงู…ุนุฉ ุฃูƒุณููˆุฑุฏ ููŠ ุนุงู… 2010. ู…ุง ุฃู„ู‡ู…. ู‡ุฐู‡ ุงู„ู„ูŠู„ุฉ ูƒุงู† ู„ูŠ ุงู„ุญู‚ ููŠ ุฃู† ุชู‚ูŠู… ูˆุฑุดุฉ ุนู…ู„ ู‡ุงุŒ ุงู„ุทุจุฎ ุนุดุงุก ุฑุดุฉ ุนู…ู„ ููŠ ุดุฑู ุงู„ุนู…ู„ ุงู„ู…ู†ุชุฌ ูˆุซุงุฆู‚ ุงู„ุณูŠุฏุฉ ุฑูˆุฏุงู† ู…ู† ุงู„ูŠู‡ูˆุฏ ูˆุงู„ุดุฑู‚ ุงู„ุฃูˆุณุท ูˆุงู„ุชู‚ุงู„ูŠุฏ ุงู„ุบุฐุงุฆูŠุฉ ุงู„ุฏูˆู„ูŠุฉ. ุฃู„ู‡ู…ู†ูŠ ุนู…ู„ู‡ุง. ูˆู‚ุฏ ุดุบู„ ู…ูˆุถูˆุน ุงู„ู„ูŠู„ ุงู„ุฃุทุนู…ุฉ me’ulim ุฃูˆ … ุงู„ู‚ุฏุณ ู‡ูŠ ุนุงุตู…ุฉ ุงู„ุทู‡ูŠ. ุงู„ุทุนุงู… ุงู„ู…ุนุฏ ูŠุนูƒุณ ู…ุง ูŠุณู…ู‰ ูƒู„ูˆุฏูŠุง “ุฐูƒุฑูŠุงุช ู…ุชุนุฏุฏุฉ” ู…ุง ูˆุฑุงุก ุญุฏูˆุฏ ุงู„ุซู‚ุงูุฉ ูˆุงู„ุฏูŠู†. ุงู„ุทู‡ุงุฉ ุงู„ุนุฑุจ ูˆุงู„ูŠู‡ูˆุฏ ุฃุนุฏู…ูˆุง ู…ุญุดูˆุฉ ุงู„ุฌุฒุฑ ุงู„ุฃุฑุฌูˆุงู†ูŠุŒ ูˆุงู„ุฌุฏุงูˆู„ ุชุชู†ุงุซุฑ ู…ุน ุงู„ุทุญูŠู†ุฉ ุงู„ุฎุถุฑุงุกุŒ ูˆุงู„ู‡ุฑูŠุณุฉ ูˆุงู„ู„ูŠู…ูˆู† ุงู„ุญูุงุธ ุนู„ูŠู‡ุงุŒ ุญู…ุงู…ุฉ ู…ุญุดูˆุฉุŒ ุงู…ุจุงู†ุงุฏุงุณ ุงู„ุถุฃู†ุŒ ูˆุงู„ุขูŠุณ ูƒุฑูŠู… ุฃุนุฏุช ู…ุน ุงู„ุทุญูŠู†ุฉ ูˆุฏูˆู„ุณูŠ ุฏูŠ ู„ูŠุชุดู‡. ุดูƒุฑ ุฎุงุต ู„ุฌู…ูŠุน ุงู„ุทู‡ุงุฉุŒ ูˆุณูŠู†ู…ุงุชูŠูƒุŒ ุฑูˆู†ูŠุช ููŠุฑุฏ ุงู„ุงูŠุทุงู„ูŠ ุจูŠูƒูˆ ุทุงู‡ ู…ุฏู‡ุด ูˆุฑุงุฆุนุŒ ูˆุนุธูŠู… ูˆุงู„ูƒุงุชุจ ุงู„ุทู‡ูŠ ูƒู„ูˆุฏูŠุง ุฑูˆุฏู† ุฃุนุทูŠ ุงู„ูƒู„ู…ุฉ ุงู„ุขู† ุงู„ุฃุณุฑุฉ. ๐Ÿ™‚

ุงุณุชู…ุชุน ุจุงุฆุนุฉ ุงู„ู‡ูˆู‰ ู†ูŠุฑูŠ!
ู…ุฑุญุจุง! ุงู„ุณู„ุงู…!





4 comments on “Soul food with schmaltz – Jewish World FeaturesIsrael News – Haaretz Israeli News source

  1. Fantastic post. This is my new favorite blog.


  2. Cool Collaboration !


  3. Fantastic piece. If this article captured you then you are a person I’d love to get to know. I have read a few of your articles and watched your talk in England and I am impressed. The eloquence and humility you bring to the table ๐Ÿ˜‰ is inspiring. Keep the dialog strong. I look forward to reading your book upon it’s completion.


  4. K.S. Hernandez

    I’m hungry! LOL


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