Schmaltzy, a 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: Particle 3.
Executive Producer: Naama Shefi.
Alison Roman Finally Got Invited to a Bar Mitzvah
Cookbook author Alison Roman shares a personal story about growing up “half Jewish” and finding a meaningful connection with her dad through food.
How Idan Chabasov Became “The Challah Prince”
Israeli born Instagram star Idan Chabasov, aka The Challah Prince, had never baked anything until he moved to Berlin. Today, he credits making challah with bringing him out of a dark time and staying grounded.
Koshersoul with Michael W. Twitty
Culinary historian and author Michael W. Twitty shares a preview of his new book Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew — and how he claimed his place at the table.
The Passport Dilemma with Hillary Reinsberg
Hillary Reinsberg took German classes and later studied abroad in Berlin — even as some Jewish friends balked. But, for her, being a proud German Jew didn’t feel like a contradiction.
Maira Kalman’s Grandmother Married the Wrong Man
Artist Maira Kalman shares a preview of her upcoming book “Women Holding Things” and how she finds inspiration in everything from chocolate cake to broken hearts.
Nancy Spielberg Finds Her (Milky) Way
Nancy Spielberg grew up in Arizona often feeling like she was from another planet. But when her family moved to LA and opened a kosher restaurant, she found a way to fit in.
My favorite hour!
Absolutely love Amanda and the Schmaltzy podcast. So many wonderful moments and nostalgia. I love to escape into these conversations. I could listen to Amanda’s voice forever! Such a great host!
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.
I had high hopes for this podcast but show after show seems to highlight a form of secular Judaism with little Jewish content.