Celebrate Jewish Food on October 12 & 13

Blog · 10.4.2012 · by Rae

Deli Summit 2011 at JCC of the East Bay in Berkeley, CA

Last year in Berkeley Noah and I attended the Deli Summit to discuss the direction of Jewish food and deli culture and since then we’ve been working on a way to continue the conversation. On October 12th we’ll be hosting a Shabbat dinner for the NYC Wine and Food Festival and we’ve invited deli friends from around the country to join us in preparing a 9 course meal.  Old world classics like p’tcha and helzel will be served alongside reimagined Jewish comfort foods like bone marrow matzo balls and duck confit stuffed cabbage.  Tickets are $200 and include wine pairings, tax and tip while benefiting the NYC Food Bank.

Wise Sons Leo Beckerman showing us through their kitchen

The next day, on Saturday October 13th, along with Tablet Magazine and ABC Home we’re presenting the Future of Jewish Food, a tasting and talk with the country’s foremost practitioners, thinkers and critics. From 6 – 9 PM at the beautiful ABC Home Mezzanine we’ll bring together Gail Simmons, Mitchell Davis, Jordana Rothman and Josh Ozersky for a panel moderated by Joan Nathan about Jewish food in the home and then we’ll have a second panel with the deli men from Wise Sons (SF), Kenny & Zuke’s (PDX), Saul’s (Berkeley), and Mile End moderated by David Sax.

After all the talking there will be a tasting of house made Pastrami from each of the delis plus a book signing with all of the panelists.

The $50 tickets are available here and include food, drinks, conversation and schmooze time with your favorite Jewish food personalities.