5 episodes

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

Schmaltzy Jewish Food Society

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

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

    Umber Ahmad’s Superpower

    Umber Ahmad’s Superpower

    During her childhood in Michigan, Umber Amhad was mortified when her mother served lamb pulao at playdates. Years later, the investment banker turned Mah Ze Dahr Bakery owner realized that the dish wasn't her kryptonite, but her superpower.

    • 31 min
    From MCATs to Katz’s Deli with Jake Dell

    From MCATs to Katz’s Deli with Jake Dell

    Jake Dell of Katz’s Deli comes from a long legacy of deli men. So, naturally, he planned to be a doctor. One year working in the deli and a moment with a 94-year-old customer changed all that.

    • 38 min
    Adam Richman Finds Bagels and His Way Home

    Adam Richman Finds Bagels and His Way Home

    One Yom Kippur, Brooklyn boy Adam Richman found himself on a unique mission: to locate a traditional break-fast meal in Amish country. He ended up finding much more.

    • 22 min
    A Very Texan Rosh Hashanah with Zoe Kanan

    A Very Texan Rosh Hashanah with Zoe Kanan

    Acclaimed New York City baker Zoe Kanan shares a story about her grandmother Helen and one Rosh Hashanah when everything on the table changed.

    • 16 min
    Introducing Schmaltzy

    Introducing Schmaltzy

    Welcome to Schmaltzy, our new podcast about storytelling, food and everything in between.

    For the past three years, the Jewish Food Society has produced “Schmaltzy,” a live storytelling event where celebrity chefs, grandmas, tech entrepreneurs and culinary mavens told personal stories about when food, family and tradition converged in their lives. There were tears, there were laughs, there was a lot of nostalgia, and now we’re sharing Schmaltzy with you. Pop in your headphones for a front row seat to hear the original live stories from the stage — then we’ll go behind the tales with the storytellers for more.

    Host: Amanda Dell
    Producer & Editor: Ilan Benatar
    Executive Producer: Naama Shefi

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Glickie1 ,

Must listen

Each story is unique, heart felt, and touching. Very well done- amazing story telling!

Deb NJ ,

Funny and delicious!

The Schmaltzy podcast is fabulous. So funny and thought provoking. Thank you for giving us this podcast to listen to and laugh with.

Patagonik8 ,

Cooking stories well presented

Learning a lot about food and getting a lot of fun on the way

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