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Food Fights: Authority and Authenticity in American Jewish Food, with Rachel Gross
This Fall, San Francisco State University professor Rachel Gross is presenting three lectures on American Jewish food.
Session #1, Sunday, October 24, 7-8:20pm PT, The Deli Revival and Practicing American Jewish Religion. In the twenty-first century, there has been a nostalgic resurgence of interest in the Jewish deli menu. Jewish studies professor Rachel B. Gross examines how a revitalized deli cuisine reflects the longing of American Jews for authentic Jewish pasts and serves as a way to pass on Jewish values to future generations. Engaging in the deli revival provides an alternative, under-appreciated way of practicing American Jewish religion. Presented by Under One Tent. More information and registration ($5 charge) are HERE
Session #2, Monday, December 6, 7-8pm PT, Jews, Schmaltz, and Crisco: Authority and Authenticity in the Age of Industrial Food. Presented by New Lehrhaus, co-presented by KlezCalifornia. There is no charge. More information is HERE and a registration link will be added soon.
Session #3, Monday, December 13, 7-8pm PT, Shabbat Candlestick Salad: The Serious Business of Jewish Food and Fun in the 1950s. Presented by New Lehrhaus, co-presented by KlezCalifornia. There is no charge. More information is HERE and a registration link will be added soon.