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A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA

Celebrity Chefs

Enjoy a virtual international culinary journey with four celebrity chefs on the Israeli and American scenes: Einat Admony, Lior Sercarz, Danielle Renov and Adeena Sussman. Explore their Moroccan, Yemenite, Persian, Tunisian, and Ashkenazi backgrounds, recipes and culinary inspirations.


Einat Admony – The Ultimate Balaboosta
Tuesday, January 19, 8 pm
Menu: Moroccan Spiced Fish, Yemenite Salad with Fenugreek-Yoghurt Dressing, and Ja’ala
Einat Admony, also known as the “ultimate balaboosta,” (“perfect housewife” in Yiddish), is the chef and owner of Balaboosta, the fine-dining Middle Eastern restaurant, and the beloved falafel chain Taim. She is also the author of two cookbooks: Balaboosta and Shuk.

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Lior Lev-Sercarz – The Spice Master
Tuesday, January 26, 8 pm
Menu: Freekah and Feta Salad; Charred Eggplant and Labneh Parfait
Lior Lev-Sercarz is the chef, spice blender and owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in New York City. Lior and La Boîte have been featured in publications including The New York TimesVogueIn Style MagazineEvery Day with Rachel RayFood & Wine Magazine and the SAVEUR 100. He is the author of The Art of BlendingThe Spice Companion, and his most recent book, Mastering Spice, was named one of the best cookbooks of the year by The New York Times Book Review.

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Danielle Renov – Peas, Love & Carrots
Tuesday, February 2, 8 pm
Menu: Meat stuffed artichokes; Sumac-Scented Fennel and Tangerine Salad
Danielle Renov is the blogger/influencer behind the popular website and social media brand, Peas, Love & Carrots, where she shares delicious and approachable recipes, lifestyle tips and hacks, and more. Half Moroccan and half Ashkenazi, Danielle is a living melting pot of the cultures she was born into and those she now lives among in Israel.

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Adeena Sussman – Sababa
Tuesday, February 9, 8 pm
Menu: My Mother’s Irresistible Peach Kuchen; Chewy Tahini Blondies
Adeena Sussman is the author of Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen, which includes an introduction by Zahav’s Michael Solomonov and was named a Best Fall 2019 cookbook by The New York TimesBon Appetit, and Food & Wine. She is currently working on her follow up to Sababa, all about the foods of Shabbat. The co-author of 11 cookbooks, Adeena’s three most recent collaborations, including Cravings and Cravings: Hungry for More with Chrissy Teigen, were New York Times best-sellers.

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Tue, November 24 2020 8 Kislev 5781