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Connections: Discussing Ashkenazi Jewish food with the authors of the "The Gefilte Manifesto"

Feb 11, 2019

We talk with the co-founders of the Gefilteria in Brooklyn. They are also the co-authors of "The Gefilte Manifesto" -- a narrative cookbook with new approaches and recipes for Old World Jewish foods.

We sit down with them to discuss their work, their views on how to revitalize aspects of food culture, and a presentation they will give at the University of Rochester. In studio:

  • Liz Alpern, co-founder of the Gefilteria and co-author of “The Gefilte Manifesto"
  • Jeffrey Yoskowitz, co-founder of the Gefilteria and co-author of “The Gefilte Manifesto"
  • Nora Rubel, Jane and Alan Batkin Professor of Jewish Studies, and chair of the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester