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The Chosen Food: Delights from the Jews of Rhodes
Sun, 7 May 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is pleased to present the third evening in our supper club series, The Chosen Food. Each event in this series will showcase a unique regional style of Jewish cuisine.
This evening our host Carol Herbert shares with us the traditional dishes her family brought with them from the Isle of Rhodes, a Greek island off the coast of Turkey.
Rhodes was home to a vibrant Jewish community dating back to the first century AD. At its prime in the 1920s, the Jewish community made up a third of the island's population. The Jews of Rhodes lived a very liberated, highly educated life for many centuries before facing persecution by the Italian Fascists and the Nazis during the 20th Century. In 1944, the vast majority of the Jews of Rhodes were deported to Nazi death camps.
Carol's family was among those fortunate to escape this fate, settling among a small community of Jews from Rhodes living in Seattle at the turn of the 20th Century.
The isolation of this Jewish community, and their proximity to Greece and Turkey, had a significant impact on their culinary traditions. Join us for what is sure to be a scrumptious dinner hosted by a master storyteller.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
- A full meal
- Stories about the family history behind each dish
- Great conversation
- Recipes to try at home
- All food is kosher-style, but not certified kosher
The Chosen Food Supper Club occurs over ten Sundays between April and September, 2017. It is part of the JMABC 2017 public programming series Feeding Community, celebrating the important role of food in maintaining Jewish tradition and history through generations of BC Jews. Other components of Feeding Community include the podcast The Kitchen Stories, and the four-part event series Nourishing Tradition, offered in collaboration with the Jewish Seniors Alliance. Further information about these and other JMABC programs can be found at the JMABC website, jewishmuseum.ca