Jewish Culinary Traditions Keep Culture Alive Through Food and Storytelling

September 15, 2023
Barbara Castiglia

 

In recent years, there’s been a vibrant resurgence in celebrating and preserving cultural heritage. As the world becomes more interconnected, there’s a wonderful opportunity to share and relish the diverse traditions that make each culture unique. One such tradition is the rich tapestry of Jewish culinary traditions, which, much like the Rosh Hashanah celebrations, is a blend of stories, memories, history, and the hope for a sweet and bountiful future. According to a study by the Pew Research Center, 72% of Jewish Americans engage in cultural activities like cooking Jewish food.

How can society ensure that these culinary traditions, deeply rooted in storytelling and family, continue to thrive for future generations?

Welcome to The Main Course, where host Barbara Castiglia engages in a delightful conversation with Amanda Dell, the Program Director of The Jewish Food Society. This episode promises a journey into the beautiful intersection of food, storytelling, and Jewish culture.

Key discussion points include:

  • The role of food in celebrating Jewish culinary traditions and culture
  • Amanda Dell’s journey from the world of hospitality to The Jewish Food Society
  • The mission and initiatives of The Jewish Food Society, especially during recent global challenges

As the Program Director of The Jewish Food Society and the podcast host of “Schmaltzy,” Amanda Dell brings a wealth of knowledge and passion. With a background in the restaurant industry, including time at the renowned Gramercy Tavern, Amanda’s dedication to preserving culinary heritage shines through. The Jewish Food Society’s efforts to archive family recipes, histories, and stories ensure these treasures remain vibrant and accessible.

Recent Episodes

impact of AI
View episode

What is the impact of AI in serving as the architecture for reshaping industries and bolstering their competitive edge, particularly in the retail, C-store and restaurant sectors? In Episode 2 of IQ Talk, host Daniel Litwin engages in a dynamic conversation with Steve Habermas, Chief Product and Technology Officer for DTiQ. Together, they delve […]

video surveillance for enhanced security
View episode

How can businesses navigate the delicate balance between leveraging video surveillance for enhanced security and operational efficiency while ensuring the privacy and rights of individuals are respected? The inaugural episode of iQTalk, hosted by Gabrielle Bejarano, tackles these pressing questions with insights from John Donnelly III, the CRO of DTiQ, and Marc Litz, CEO […]

AI and robotics
View episode

The QSR (quick service restaurant) industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by AI and robotics automation advancements. Among those leading the charge, Domino’s Pizza is launching its own strategy for evolving its operations and customer service ecosystem to take advantage of robotics, AI-powered software, and more proactive tools that elevate the Domino’s experience. […]