Soul food with schmaltz – Jewish World FeaturesIsrael News – Haaretz Israeli News source

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Hey it speaks for itself! Nirit Ben – Ari did such an excellent job with this piece. I felt like she did my feelings and ideas proud and a bit more of the real me came through. Very happy to be visiting with Israel and meeting Jews, Arabs, and people of all backgrounds who appreciate food and how it can bridge serious divides.

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Meeting Claudia Roden in Israel! We first met at Oxford University in 2010. What an inspiration. Tonight I had the esteemed privilege of being Ha-Sadna, the Culinary Workshop for a dinner in honor of Mrs. Roden ‘ s prolific work documenting Jewish, Middle Eastern and international food traditions. Her work inspired me. Tonight’s theme was me’ulim or stuffed foods…of which Yerushalayim is the culinary capital. The foods prepared reflected what Claudia termed “multiple memories” across boundaries of culture and religion. Jewish and Arab chefs executed stuffed…

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