For several years Kehilla member Mindy Meyers has offered her “Cooking Round the World” (www.cookingroundtheworld) summer camp for kids at Kehilla. Now she has arranged to show us how to make (and eat!) some wonderful twists on some old Jewish favorites from near and far. The classes will be taught by Cooking Round the World’s assistant director, Victoria Bloedau. A California native, Victoria has avidly explored the cultivation and preparation of artful, nourishing food since childhood, and has immersed herself in the worlds of Agroecology, promoting sustainable food, and celebrating the cuisines of myriad cultures.
October 5: Kreplach, Kugel and Knishes
Come learn the secret to mastering these three classic, soul-warming Jewish dishes. We will make and eat veggie-filled kreplach (using won ton wrappers), apple-cinnamon noodle kugel, and potato-filled knishes—as good as the ones from NY’s Carnegie Deli!
November 2: Not Your Bubbe’s Latkes
Join us in the kitchen for latkes and laughs! We will prepare and enjoy three contemporary variations of everyone’s favorite Chanukah dish: carrot-zucchini latkes, leek latkes with herbed yogurt, and curried potato latkes. And we’ll make some homemade apple sauce, as well!
December 7: Challah and Matzah Ball Soup
Learn how to make vegetarian matzah ball soup and challah bread for your next Shabbat dinner. Oy, they’re so delish and easy, you might be to make them all the time.
January 4: Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish Favorites
Come join us as we venture into the world of Sephardic and Mizrahi cooking! We’ll be making Lebanese baba ganoush, Moroccan couscous, and Turkish baklava. Delicious!
February 1: Chocolate Jewish Treats
Learn how to make traditional Jewish treats with a chocolate twist: chocolate babka, chocolate banana blintzes, and a Jewish dream-dessert: chocolate/caramel covered matzah.
March 7: Hipper Hamantaschen
It’s time to go hamentashen-alternative. With one dough and many fillings—savory and sweet—the possibilities are endless: caramelized onion and goat cheese savory pizza hamantaschen, coffee cake hamantaschen, lemon bar hamantaschen, and chocolate ganache and salted caramel hamantaschen!
Time: Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm Location: Kehilla Kitchen
Cost: $40/class, $210 per series (save $30) for Kehilla members; $50/class, $270 for general public. Minimum 6 students/maximum 12 for each class in the series. Check out other cooking classes around town–this is a bargain, and a wonderful gift to Kehilla!
To Register: You can register and pay online here, or send check payable to Kehilla to Kehilla, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont, CA 94610.