Join us for a day of...talks, tastes, cooking demos, a hands-on class, and custom-created bites by our chef authors.These events, featuring stars of Jewish cuisine, will expand your understanding and build your appetite. Whether you’re a millennial or a maven, you’ll add to your knowledge of noshes, thanks to our celebrated chefs. Attend one, some, or ALL fantastic Foodie events.

BUY A FULL DAY PACKAGE (10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.)
(note that you must login before being able to purchase).

Price: $140 • JCC Member Price: $115 • $100 for 2017-18 Book Fest Underwriters (Free for Book Fest Underwriters at the 1K and above levels)
INCLUDES:
• All eight author Talks & Tastings
• Catered Lunch during 1:00 p.m. talk
• Happy Hour & Appetizers during 5:30 p.m. talk

HALF-DAY PASS
Price: $75 • JCC Member Price: $60
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m or 2:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
INCLUDES:
Four morning author Talks & Tastings • Four afternoon author Talks & Tastings
• Catered Lunch during 1:00 p.m. talk • Happy Hour & Appetizers during 5:30 p.m. talk
  
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Paula Shoyer at 10:00AM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10:00AM
Talk with Paula Shoyer
The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion

All Jewish cookbooks feature dishes that are full of salt, fat, sugar, and processed foods, right? Wrong! Healthy Jewish cooking is trending like crazy, and you can learn how to impress your guests with delicious but healthy meals, as Paula Shoyer leads a cooking demo and takes the foods of your ancestors and make them more nutritious and easier than ever. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn all the latest trends in Jewish cooking and to see how traditional foods can become hip and trendy.

Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $15

Peter Gethers at 11:00AM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11:00AM
Talk with Peter Gethers
My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life

The bonds between motherly love, cooking, friends, and family form the heart of Broadway and television producer Peter Gethers’ humorous and emotionally moving memoir. Learn from Peter how he embarked on a personal culinary journey to learn his mother’s kitchen secrets, after a debilitating stroke robbed his mother, Judy, of the ability to cook her favorite Jewish recipes. Dedicated to the colorful woman whose father ran New York City’s legendary Ratner’s kosher restaurant, and who once taught cooking alongside the great Julia Child, Peter’s memoir will bring tears to your eyes, warmth to your heart, and hunger pangs to your stomach.

Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $15

Coastal Roots Farm Tour at 11:00AM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11:00AM
Coastal Roots Farm Tour: Open to All Ages

You are invited to take a one hour walking tour, to literally go from table to farm, as we explore one of the area’s environmental treasures: The Coastal Roots Farm. The farm focuses on both sustainable farming and Jewish living, while helping feed neighboring communities without ready access to healthy food. Whether you have joined us for our morning food demos or are just arriving for our family afternoon, all are welcome to explore the farm with our knowledgeable team of educators and farmers.

Price: FREE (reservations required)

Emily Paster at 12:00PM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 12:00PM
Talk with Emily Paster
The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More -- For Holidays and Every Day

Preservation has been constant in the timeline of the Jewish people. Not only have we preserved our heritage, but we’ve also preserved and pickled perishable foods for over thousands of years. Trust us, no one brought along a mini-fridge when we fled from Egypt. With many recipes that have never been published in print or online, come see as Paster proves how the ancient tradition of preserving and pickling is alive and well in today’s world.

Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $15

Catered Lunch with Amy Emberling & Frank Carollo at 1:00PM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1:00PM
Catered Lunch and Talk with Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo
Zingerman’s Bakehouse: Best-Loved Recipes for Baking People Happy

Come for the food, stay for the stories, as we join Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo for an exciting presentation and catered lunch inspired by Ann Arbor, Michigan’s beloved bakery, Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Soon you’ll be treating your loved ones to the same delectable sour cream coffee cake, aromatic Jewish rye, challah, and sourdough bread that have satisfied this legendary bakery’s devoted customers for a quarter of a century.

Price: $35; JCC Member Price: $30

Dana & Jacob Attias at 2:30PM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:30PM
Talk with Dana & Jacob Attias
The Jewlish Cookbook: 175 Pages of Fun, Easy & Authentic Jewish Recipes

Join this dynamic duo for a discussion of their brand new book about fun, easy & authentic Jewish cooking. Just over a year ago, Dana and Jacob Attias began filming cooking videos in their tiny Tel Aviv apartment. Since then, these Jewish cooking videos have reached over 100 million people worldwide, with viral hits such as Challah In A Bag, Libyan Mafrum, Apple Challah and many more. Jewlish reveals that the world of Jewish food is more diverse than you could ever imagine, with recipes spanning the world and the ages.

Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $15

Cooking Class with Emily Paster at 3:00PM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 3:00-5:00PM
Hands-on Cooking Class: Preserving the Harvest at Home
With Emily Paster, author of The Joys of Jewish Preserving

Learn to preserve the best local and seasonal fruits by turning them into delicious, homemade jam. Participants will learn the technique for making jam and other fruit spreads, from cooking and jelling to processing and sealing. You will leave with the confidence and tools to preserve the harvest at home...and of course, take home some delicious jams.

Price: $50; JCC Member Price: $40
Limited to 25 participants. Advance registration required
Location: Farmhouse Kitchen

Coastal Roots Farm Tour at 3:30PM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:30PM
Coastal Roots Farm Tour: Open to All Ages

You are invited to take a one hour walking tour, to literally go from table to farm, as we explore one of the area’s environmental treasures: The Coastal Roots Farm. The farm focuses on both sustainable farming and Jewish living, while helping feed neighboring communities without ready access to healthy food. Whether you have joined us for our morning food demos or are just arriving for our family afternoon, all are welcome to explore the farm with our knowledgeable team of educators and farmers.

Price: FREE (reservations required)

Michelle Streit Heilbrun & David Kirschner at 3:30PM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:30PM
Talk with Michele Streit Heilbrun and David Kirschner
Matzo: 35 Recipes for Passover and All Year Long

Guess what? Matzo isn’t just for Passover anymore. Michele Streit Heilbrun, a descendent of the Streit’s Matzo dynasty, and Chef David Kirschner demonstrate how this unrisen flatbread can rise to the occasion when used to create modern, year-round classics like Caesar Salad with Matzo Croutons, Matzo Granola, and the Greek-inspired Matzo Spanakopita. Join this duo for a lively conversation that shows how matzo-mania can last 365 days a year, and not just during the eight days of Pesach.

Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $15

Gabi Moskowitz & Miranda Berman at 4:30PM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:30PM
Talk with Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman
Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes for Your Delicious Disastrous Life

“Let’s Get Stoned Nachos.” “All My Friends Are Married Mud Pie.” “Quarter-Life Crisis Queso.” Explore these and other hilariously titled, millennial-inspired recipes when authors Gabi Moskowitz (Broke-Ass Gourmet) and Miranda Berman (TV’s The Mindy Project) discuss their new humorous recipe book Hot Mess Kitchen. If you can’t pop a champagne bottle without popping a Xanax first, Moskovitz and Berman will show you how to throw a delightful dinner party without having a messy millennial meltdown!

Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $15

Happy Hour and Appetizers with Leah Koenig at 5:30PM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5:30PM
Happy Hour and Appetizers with Leah Koenig
Little Book of Jewish Appetizers

According to the dictionary, appetizers are small dishes of food taken before the main course to stimulate one's appetite. According to Leah Koenig’s new recipe collection, appetizers are the social highlight of a meal, allowing guests to dip, nibble, and kibbitz casually before sitting down to a formal dinner. Join Leah for a special cooking demo as she teaches you the wonders of appetizers, from fried gefilte fish fritters to borscht with toasted bread crostini. Her book will whet your appetite and leave you hungry for more, just in time for Happy Hour and appetizers to be served.

Price: $35; JCC Member Price: $30

Book Fest Underwriter Kickoff Party - Taste of the Book Fest

Book Fest Underwriter Kickoff Party - Taste of the Book Fest
November 6 at 5pm
Inspired by this year’s array of cookbook authors, Book Fest underwriters will get a chance to nibble, nosh, sip and stroll through a special selection of sweet and savory tastes and treats. The icing on the cake will be a very special program with celebrated cookbook author and The New York Times food columnist, David Tanis.
Details to follow but, underwriters, please save the date! To become an underwriter please contact daniellec@lfjcc.org or 858-362-1330

To see underwriter benefits and levels, please visit: http://www.sdcjc.org/sdjbf/underwriter.aspx


An Evening with David Tanis

An Evening with David Tanis - Monday, November 6 at 7pm
An Evening with David Tanis - Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient

Join David Tanis, whose career includes nearly 25 years as chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, as he demonstrates that fabulous food does not have to be fussy. In Market Cooking, his most ambitious book to date, Tanis shares 200 recipes with a special emphasis on ingredients from all over the world that bring flavor, uniqueness, and joy, to the art of cooking -- and eating. Besides being the author of award-winning cookbooks (A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes, named one of the 50 best cookbooks ever), he writes the weekly “City Kitchen” column for the Food section of New York Times and has been featured in Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, the Wall Street Journal, and countless others.

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $15