Feasting in Rome's Jewish Kitchen: Cooking demo and Book Launch with Leah Koenig.
Rome is home to one of Europe's oldest and most delicious Jewish cuisines. The Roman Jewish kitchen is defined by its simple-but-elegant approach to vegetables, its love of frying foods in olive oil, its saucy braised meats, and its beguiling desserts. Join Leah Koenig, author of PORTICO: Cooking and Feasting in Rome's Jewish Kitchen (W.W. Norton, 2023), as she demonstrates two recipes from the book--a silky marinated zucchini dish called Concia and Crunchy Chocolate Orange Cookies. Participants will have the opportunity to taste Roman Jewish dishes and have their book copies signed after the event.
About Leah Koenig: Leah Koenig is the author of seven cookbooks including the acclaimed The Jewish Cookbook and Modern Jewish Cooking. Her newest cookbook, PORTICO: Cooking and Feasting in Rome's Jewish Kitchen will be published by W.W. Norton on August 29, 2023. (It is available for pre-order now.)
Leah's writing and recipes can be found in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Epicurious, and Food52, among other publications. She also writes a weekly newsletter, The Jewish Table, which shares recipes and stories from the world of Jewish food.
In addition to writing, Leah leads cooking demonstrations and workshops around the country and the world. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children.