Schmaltzy, a new podcast from the Jewish Food Society explores the intersection of Jewish identity and food through live storytelling. Join us for tales from famed chefs, home cooking mavens, grandmothers, TV personalities, and more. Listen with a nosh at hand — you might get hungry.
Host: Amanda Dell.
Producer & Editor: Ilan Benatar.
Executive Producer: Naama Shefi.
Season Finale: All Tied Up with Peter Hoffman
Before becoming a renowned chef and author of a new memoir, Peter Hoffman was just a young cook in the weeds, preparing a special meal for his mom. Was this the moment to finally take some help from his dentist dad Jules who always asked: “Can I make a suggestion?”
Life, Death and Coffee with Joshua David Stein
Joshua David Stein missed the opportunity to say goodbye to his beloved grandfather because of a mismade coffee. Eventually, he realized there was more to life than a proper macchiato.
There Was Cheese Parked in Adeena Sussman’s Garage
In the 1970’s, cookbook author Adeena Sussman’s parents knew something was missing from their Jewish community in Palo Alto, California. To fill the void, they opened the most unlikely shop in town.
The Pies That Bind Them with Shifra Cornfeld
After Israeli writer Shifra Cornfeld left the Orthodox community she was raised in, she didn’t always see eye to eye with her father. But one thing that brings them together is pecan pie — if they can find the perfect one.
Yearning for Zion with Restaurateur Beejhy Barhany
As a young child, Beejhy Barhany left her village in Ethiopia and traveled for three years to reach Israel. But, as she grew up, the Promised Land wasn’t quite as she imagined it. Today in New York City, she’s created her own Zion at Tsion Cafe.
“This Is the Way We Do It” with Baker Uri Scheft
Acclaimed Israeli baker Uri Scheft grew up in two worlds: a very proper Danish home, that just happened to be located in Israel. Here, there was a particular way to do everything — and it did not include becoming a baker...
Love this podcast
If you want to hear interesting and intriguing personal stories through the lens of Jewish food then this is the podcast for you. It’s terrific.
So happy to have just discovered this podcast!!! Thank you!
I listened to my first episode today and my second, and my third..... I’m SO GLAD to have discovered it!