A Roman Jewish Hanukkah Party + Schmaltzy Live

December 6, 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Roman Jewish Hanukkah Party + Schmaltzy Live
Ace Hotel Brooklyn, 252 Schermerhorn Street
  • Food

Join author Leah Koenig for a Hanukkah soiree in celebration of her latest cookbook, Portico: Cooking and Feasting in Rome’s Jewish Kitchen. 

Leah will join Jewish Food Society for a live, dynamic taping of their award-winning storytelling podcast, Schmaltzy, and a conversation with JFS Program Director and Schmaltzy host, Amanda Dell, about Rome’s 2,000-year old Jewish community and its uniquely delicious cuisine.

After the story and conversation, attendees will have a chance to sample a variety of Hanukkah-inspired dishes from Portico and from Jewish Food Society’s recipe archives, toast with wine (or a cocktail!) and have their copies of Portico signed.

This event is being produced in collaboration with Ace Hotel Brooklyn and The Neighborhood: An Urban Center for Jewish Life.

About Leah Koenig:

Leah Koenig is the author of seven cookbooks, including The Jewish Cookbook and Modern Jewish Cooking. Her new book, Portico: Cooking and Feasting in Rome’s Jewish Kitchen celebrates Rome’s 2,000 year old Jewish community and it’s uniquely delicious cuisine. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, and more. She also writes a weekly newsletter on Substack, The Jewish Table. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

About Jewish Food Society:

Jewish Food Society is a non profit organization that works to preserve, celebrate, and revitalize Jewish culinary heritage from all around the world. Jewish Food Society brings their recipe archive to life through one of a kind programs, like their flagship storytelling and tasting event Schmaltzy, and its award-winning sister podcast, which shares stories told by chefs, cookbook authors, writers, entrepreneurs, and passionate home cooks.