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About Latke-palooza! You’re invited to the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s 1st Annual Latke-palooza! Celebrity chef, author, and YouTube sensation Jake Cohen – author of “Jew-ish: A Cookbook”, hosts
You’re invited to the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s 1st Annual Latke-palooza!
Celebrity chef, author, and YouTube sensation Jake Cohen – author of “Jew-ish: A Cookbook”, hosts our first-ever latke competition, featuring latkes from four local restaurants – Rosenberg’s, Safta, Latke Love, and Rye Society! The restaurants will compete for the Golden Latke, awarded for the best overall latke + toppings.
Attendees will have the chance to taste each restaurant’s combination of latkes and toppings, and vote for your favorite!
While awaiting the final tallies, Jake will speak about his book and the inspiration behind his new take on classic Jewish cuisine. The event ends with Jake awarding the winner and signing copies of his book!
About Jew-ish: A Cookbook
A brilliantly modern take on Jewish culinary traditions for a new generation of readers, from a bright new star in the culinary world.
When you think of Jewish food, a few classics come to mind: chicken soup with matzo balls, challah, maybe a babka if you’re feeling adventurous. But as food writer and nice Jewish boy Jake Cohen demonstrates in this stunning debut cookbook, Jewish food can be so much more.
In Jew-ish, he reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband’s Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers. Imagine the components of an everything bagel wrapped into a flaky galette, latkes dyed vibrant yellow with saffron for a Persian spin on the potato pancake, best-ever hybrid desserts like Macaroon Brownies and Pumpkin Spice Babka! Jew-ish features elevated, yet approachable classics along with innovative creations!
Jew-ish is a brilliant collection of delicious recipes, but it’s much more than that. As Jake reconciles ancient traditions with our modern times, his recipes become a celebration of a rich and vibrant history, a love story of blending cultures, and an invitation to gather around the table and create new memories with family, friends, and loved ones.
(Wednesday) 6:30 PM MT
JCC Phillips Social Hall
350 South Dahlia Street