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Fressers Summit

As part of the 2016 Ashkenaz Festival’s new focus on Jewish foodways, each of our unique presenters will give individual presentations throughout Read More

Michael Wex   Toronto

“Rhapsody in Schmaltz” Author of Born to Kvetch, columnist, bon vivant and raconteur, Michael Wex has been called “a Yiddish national treasure.” Born Read More

Zane Caplansky   Toronto

Zane Caplansky was born to own a deli. Now one of Canada’s most successful and well-known restaurateurs, Zane’s path to smoked-meat success Read More

Michael Twitty   Baltimore

Food writer, independent scholar and culinary historian, Michael Twitty’s “Kosher Soul” explores the intersection of Jewish and African American foodways as a Read More

Elizabeth Alpern   Brooklyn

Liz Alpern is the co-owner of The Gefilteria, a culinary venture that reimagines Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, and co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto: Read More

Judy Perly   Toronto

Judy Perly is one of Toronto’s most colourful and beloved Jewish food personalities. Nearly every Sunday for the last 21 years, she Read More

Leor Zimerman   Toronto

“Essen zi Brisket!” Chef and restaurateur discusses his approach to Jewish heritage cooking, and demos his Read More

Dina Rock   Toronto

“Mighty Fine Brine” Join Dina Rock, Chief Pickling Officer (CPO) at Mighty Fine Brine, and learn how to ferment your own seasonal Read More

Bonnie Stern   Toronto

“EATING MY WAY THROUGH ISRAEL” Bonnie has led six culinary tours to Israel in the last ten years and has seen firsthand Read More

Mandel’s Dreamery

Ashkenaz and the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre (OJA) team up with Toronto’s newest Jewish arts space, Fentster – a window Read More