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Joan Nathan In Conversation with Wolf Blitzer
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
600 I Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States
From the James Beard Award-winning cookbook author comes King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, a collection of recipes from the global Jewish diaspora.
Driven by a passion for discovery, King Solomon is said to have sent ships to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. With King Solomon’s appetites and explorations in mind, Nathan gathers more than 170 recipes that span the millennia: from classics like Yemenite Chicken Soup with Dill, Cilantro, and Parsley; Spinach and Feta Bourekas; Hummus with Preserved Lemon and Cumin; and Hamantaschen with Poppy Seed or Chocolate Filling to contemporary riffs on traditional dishes such as Smokey Shakshuka with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplant; Homemade Herbed Labneh with Beets and Puy Lentils; Baghdadi Chicken with Rice, Coconut, and Cilantro; and Roman Ricotta Cheese Torte.
Travel with Joan from India to France, from Italy to Mexico, from El Salvador to Israel and across North America, in a gorgeously illustrated culinary exploration that is filled with historical details, personal histories, and fantastic recipes that showcase the diversity of Jewish cuisine. In conversation with Wolf Blitzer, the host of CNN’s The Situation Room. Book signing to follow.