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December 10, 4:00 P.M. Demo and Dine: Olive Oil and Schmaltz: The Culinary Traditions of Hanukkah with The Gefilteria

December 10, 2023 04:00 PM

Celebrate The Festival of Fats and Frying with Liz Alpern, Jeffrey Yoskowitz, and chef Ari Miller    

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Join leaders of the Jewish food renaissance, Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern of The Gefilteria, and chef Ari Miller, founder of Musi in Philadelphia, for an immersive evening of Hanukkah culinary delights! This demo and dine event will feature a cooking demonstration highlighting the many fats featured on the holiday menu as well as a conversation about the culinary traditions of Hanukkah around the globe. Latkes, of course, and other bites featuring a variety of fats (olive oil, goose fat, schmaltz, etc.) will be served alongside olive oil martinis. Come and celebrate the fourth night The Gefilteria way!     

General Admission: $95

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Deli Rye Crostini with Fresh Radish, Whipped Schmaltz, and Thyme  

(can be made vegetarian)

Goose Fat-Fried Root Vegetable Latkes with Mustard Applesauce and Spicy Microgreens Garnish

(can be made vegetarian)

Purple Top Turnip Soup with Olive Oil Egg Noodles and Greek Koroneiki Olive Oil Garnish 

Sweet Hungarian Langos with Concord Grape Jelly and Sour Cream

Gin Martini with Sauerkraut-Stuffed Olive and Olive Oil


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About Jeffrey Yoskowitz: 

Jeffrey Yoskowitz is a thought leader in the Jewish food world, a gefilte fish purveyor, and a deli connoisseur. He co-founded The Gefilteria, a culinary venture reimagining Ashkenazi-Jewish cooking, and co-authored the award-winning cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods. His writings on food and culture have appeared in the New York Times and the Atlantic, among other publications. He was recently invited by the Smithsonian Institute to represent Ashkenazi-Jewish cuisine at its Folklife Festival on the National Mall and was featured on Hulu's Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi. He speaks about Jewish food and its history, facilitates cooking workshops, and leads culinary experiences around the world. 


About Liz Alpern: 

 Liz Alpern is a chef, entrepreneur, activist, and cultural producer. Co-founder of Jewish food company The Gefilteria and co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods, she has been reimagining tradition for over a decade. Liz is also the creator of Queer Soup Night, an acclaimed global food and resistance movement for and by the queer community. She works to create a more just and equitable food system through her work with Fair Food Network and has been featured on Forbes 30 Under 30, Forward 50, and Cherry Bombe 100 and proudly serves on the Culinary Council of God's Love We Deliver. 

About Ari Miller

 Founder of the restaurant Musi, Miller created a higher standard in the Philadelphia food world for using local, hyper-seasonal produce, cheeses, and meats. There are few restaurants that take the avoidance and innovative reinvention of would-be food waste to the level that Chef Ari Miller does, who also in this short time, has been named Best Chef by Philadelphia Magazine. Miller’s menus exhibited a constant and utterly delicious repurposing of rinds, tops, tips, and often tossed-away bits — with a side of exquisite pastas. Musi also created a collaborative space, drawing together cheesemakers, butchers, and foragers together with Pennsylvania’s very small beer and linens producers. Now based in NYC, Miller is a private chef cooking for investment groups, high-net-worth individuals, and celebrities.

Tickets to events held at Platform at Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation cover the cost of food, education and a unique dining experience. Meals are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. Unless otherwise stated, alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served.

Event Policy

Reservation Policy:

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, the option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Alcohol Disclaimer:

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

Dietary/Food Restrictions Policy:

Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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