More Than Matzah balls

A Conversation with Author Judy Bolton-Fasman

Jews have never been a monolith. Having lived all over the world, we’ve adopted the cuisines of the myriad places in which we lived. While matzoh balls are one of our most recognized cultural dishes (fluffy or dense?), there is so much more to Jewish culinary history.

Watch Judy and Bettina in conversation!

Master baker Bettina  Scemama is joined by Judy Bolton-Fasman, arts and culture reporter for JewishBoston, to discuss Sephardic Jewish cuisine as experienced in Cuba and other Latin American countries. Bettina is the owner of  Bettina’s Bakery, one of the many featured restaurants participating in the  JArts  Taste of Israel Restaurant Week and incorporating Israeli ingredients into signature bakes.  Join Bettina and Judy as they dive into Jewish culinary history. Prepare for this virtual event by picking up Bettina’s amazing creations, sprinkled with Israeli flavors and enhanced with Jewish soul. 


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