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Breathing New Life Into Ashkenazi Cuisine
Workmen's Circle
New York, NY
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Breathing New Life Into Ashkenazi Cuisine
The foods of Eastern European Jews reflect hard times and a tough climate. They also tell a rich story of resourcefulness and family life.  Frustrated that jarred gefilte fish and processed food had come to represent this tradition in America, Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern launched Brooklyn's own Gefilteria in 2012 with the mission of reimagining Old World Jewish cuisine, adapting Eastern European Jewish classics to the values and tastes of our generation

By sharing the stories and culinary wisdom behind their favorite foods, specifically pickles, kugel, pastrami and gefilte fish (and sharing some tastings with the audience!), Jeffrey and Liz will paint a picture of the past, present and future of Ashkenazi Jewish food.

The Taste of Jewish Culture series includes hands-on workshops, walking tours, and the annual Workmen's Circle Taste of Jewish Culture Street Fair, a signature Manhattan event that attracts thousands of guests and local vendors such as Breads Bakery, Mile End Deli, and The Pickle Guys. This year's Street Fair will take place Sunday, June 21st, on 6th Avenue and 46th Street.

The Workmen's Circle is a 100+ year old non-profit organization with headquarters in New York and chapters across the U.S. Everything we do is driven by two powerful and connected values: the celebration of our culture and the pursuit of social and economic justice. Through social justice campaigns, festivals, holiday celebrations, educational programs, and more, we connect Jewish adults, kids and families of all affiliations with their cultural heritage.

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Workmen's Circle (View)
247 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
United States


Education > Workshops
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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