We hope you will join us at the Embassy of Israel to celebrate the release of Joan Nathan's latest and highly acclaimed cookbook, King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World. Joan will be in conversation with Bonnie Benwick, Washington Post deputy food editor. A light breakfast will be served.
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DATE: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
TIME: 10 a.m. until 12 noon (doors open at 9:45 a.m.)
LOCATION: Embassy of Israel, 3514 International Drive, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (near Van Ness Metro)
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Released last month, Joan's 11th cookbook, has already been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, and Joan is currently on a nationwide tour discussing and promoting the book.
King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World
From the James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author and Jewish cooking authority: an around-the-world collection of recipes from the global Jewish diaspora-an essential book of cooking and culture. Driven by a passion for discovery, King Solomon is said to have sent ships to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. With King Solomon's appetites and explorations in mind, here celebrated author Joan Nathan gathers more than 170 recipes that span the millennia: from classics like Yemenite Chicken Soup with Dill, Cilantro, and Parsley; Spinach and Feta Bourekas; Hummus with Preserved Lemon and Cumin; and Hamantaschen with Poppy Seed or Chocolate Filling...to contemporary riffs on traditional dishes such as Smokey Shakshuka with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplant; Homemade Herbed Labneh with Beets and Puy Lentils; Baghdadi Chicken with Rice, Coconut, and Cilantro; and Roman Ricotta Cheese Torte. We travel with Joan from India to France, from Italy to Mexico, from El Salvador to Israel and, of course, all across North America, in a gorgeously illustrated culinary exploration that is filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and fantastic recipes that showcase the diversity of Jewish cuisine. It is the most ambitious and satisfying book of Joan Nathan's stellar, four decades-long career.
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Paula Shoyer will be at Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday from 10:30am-12:30pm with delicious samples from her new book "The New Passover Menu".
The New Passover Menu is an innovative and fresh look at Passover food. It is organized by menus and includes updated twists on traditional recipes (flavored matzoh balls and gefilte fish wrapped around fresh salmon), beautiful salads, Peruvian chicken and Moroccan short ribs, a breakfast chapter, desserts and more. You will also be able to purchase a copy of her book at the market.
Wednesday, March 25, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Celebrating Women in the Culinary Arts. Live and Learn Center. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814. DC Dame Amy Riolo will present about the History of Women in the Culinary Arts and will moderate a panel of leading cookbook authors. They include DC Dames Sheilah Kaufman, Joan Nathan, Najmieh Batmanglij and Domenica Marchetti. They will discuss their careers and their female role models and offer a sample taste from a recipe from one of their books. The authors' books will be available to purchase. Cost: $15
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