Chef Joyce Goldstein offers ideas for Passover and other Jewish holidays, as well as an array of seasonal Mediterranean dishes.

Chef Joyce Goldstein offers ideas for Passover and other Jewish holidays,
as well as an array of seasonal Mediterranean dishes.

 

The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home
by Joyce Goldstein
(University of California Press, 2016)

Joyce Goldstein, former Chez Panisse chef and owner of Square One in San Francisco, has produced an extensive and authoritative guide to Jewish home cooking from North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and the Middle East. For thousands of years, the people of the Jewish diaspora have carried their culinary traditions and kosher laws throughout the world. In the United States, this has resulted primarily in an Ashkenazi table of matzo ball soup and knishes, brisket and gefilte fish. “But even though many Americans, including American Jews, know and enjoy Mediterranean food, relatively few have made the connection between Mediterranean cuisine and its Jewish culinary traditions.” Goldstein provides a comprehensive collection of over four hundred recipes, based on dishes from three Mediterranean Jewish cultures: the Sephardic, the Maghrebi, and the Mizrahi. Dishes suitable for everyday meals and celebratory occasions and holidays rely heavily on fresh fruits and vegetables; grains and legumes; small portions of meat, poultry, and fish; and a healthy mix of herbs and spices. —Kristina Sepetys

 

Saturday April 16, 1–3pm
Book Signing, Tasting, and Conversation
Joyce Goldstein: The New Mediterranean Jewish Table 
Rockridge Market Hall / The Pasta Shop
5655 College Ave, Oakland

Joyce-GoldsteinMeet chef and author Joyce Goldstein and pick up a signed copy of her newest book, The New Mediterranean Jewish Table. Enjoy samples of recipes from the book, including Turkish Nine-Ingredient Eggplant Salad and Syrian Bulgur & Nut Salad, and pick up ideas for Passover gatherings. The Pasta Shop is also offering a special Passover Menu with everything from charoset to matzo ball soup available at both stores April 21–24. Pre-ordering is recommended. View the menu here. Info: 510.250.6005 or here.