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The Big Schmear is a new podcast about Jewish food. Each podcast will feature an interview with a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author or folks who love to cook and talk about Jewish food. We'll be talking with guests about the history and culture of Jewish food, holiday foods, Israeli food, Jewish food trends, nutrition, farming, and the politics of food. Each episode runs approximately 20 minutes and is distributed on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Upcoming guests include: world renowned cookbook writer, Joan Nathan, on her new cookbook, King Solomon’s Table, Stephanie Goldfarb of Seven Species in Chicago, and Tanya Rosen of Nutrition by Tanya in NYC.

The Big Schmear Podcas‪t‬ Beth Schenker, Host of The Big Schmear

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The Big Schmear is a new podcast about Jewish food. Each podcast will feature an interview with a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author or folks who love to cook and talk about Jewish food. We'll be talking with guests about the history and culture of Jewish food, holiday foods, Israeli food, Jewish food trends, nutrition, farming, and the politics of food. Each episode runs approximately 20 minutes and is distributed on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Upcoming guests include: world renowned cookbook writer, Joan Nathan, on her new cookbook, King Solomon’s Table, Stephanie Goldfarb of Seven Species in Chicago, and Tanya Rosen of Nutrition by Tanya in NYC.

    The Everything Spice for Everyone

    The Everything Spice for Everyone

    Guest: Chef Laura Frankel

    Need to spice up  your meals? Here's an easy fix that can be used as your new basic 'everything spice' to change up, well everything: fish, chicken, french toast...it's limitless and so easy. And we have some recipes to share too.



    Let's close out 2020 in the best way possible by continuing to share meals and the experience of cooking together in as many ways that we can - in person and via the internet. What matters is staying close.



    Thank you for listening. Happy Eating and Best Wishes for a healthy and fun filled 2021



     



     

    • 21 min
    No Guilt Gelt – Just in Time for Hanukkah

    No Guilt Gelt – Just in Time for Hanukkah

    Guest: Cheryl Rich Heisler

    If you are in the mood for fun this Hanukkah then you have to give this episode a listen. Helpful note: you may want to have your own cocktail at the ready. I've invited back mixologist Cheryl Rich Heisler to talk about cocktail ideas for Hanukkah and she did not disappoint! We've got lots of ideas for you from the 'so simple'  to getting out your shaker for a bit of chocolate and whipped cream to touch off that special drink.

    I wish  you all a very Happy Hanukkah and may you have all the fried foods  you desire.

    Happy Eating!

     

     

    • 34 min
    Jews & Thanksgiving

    Jews & Thanksgiving

    Guest: Dr. Beth S. Wenger

    I decided to push the envelope a bit on this Thanksgiving holiday episode. I knew everyone would be stressed with holiday plans, menus and figuring out ways to celebrate the holiday despite all the compromises to put in place to be safe. I assumed the last thing you needed were more recipes to think about so...why not think about how Jewish America is connected to this holiday. I invited Professor Beth S. Wenger, an expert in the field of Jewish American history to talk with me about just that. I hope  you find our conversation interesting.

    I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.

    Happy Eating!

     

     

     

    • 20 min
    Woops…Avoiding Missteps in the Kitchen

    Woops…Avoiding Missteps in the Kitchen

    Guest: Chef Laura Frankel

    Talking about kitchen safety isn't the sexiest of topics but I thought it would be a great review for all of us as we embark on holiday cooking - whatever that's going to look like this year. I always have fun chatting with Chef Laura who knows her way around the kitchen-- so I thought it would be a good way to talk about the subject without getting too bogged down on boring details. Hope you find our conversation fun and helpful.

    As always, wishing you Happy Eating!

     

     

    • 26 min
    What’s Cooking for YOU on Friday Night?

    What’s Cooking for YOU on Friday Night?

    Guest: Aliza Kline, CEO OneTable

    This episode is all about Shabbat. OneTable is an amazing organization that provides resources for everything it takes to prepare your meal. Their website includes so much valuable information; recipes, ideas for meal themes, cool ways to present your meal and everything in between. And there are videos too - and new programs being developed as I write this post. OneTable is here to help us all navigate Jewish food and the meaning it can bring to each of us during this stressful time. To find out more about OneTable go to: onetable.org.

    Happy Eating!

    • 38 min
    Jewhungry

    Jewhungry

    Guest: Whitney Fisch

    We are in the midst of fall and Jewish holidays; my favorite time of year. I loved having a conversation with Whitney Fisch - she's all about Jewish food and family. Whitney has a great instagram account that you can follow, it always has lots of wonderful photos of her family and of course, lots of food pics. We talked about the holidays coming up and those just passed. She even provided me with a cheesy dinner recipe to share with all of you, called Skillet Pasta. Perfect for serving in the sukkah or anytime this fall. Total comfort food! You can find it on my site.

    Wishing all of you a healthy and happy beginning to the New Year. And most of all, Happy Eating!

     

     

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

nycchiw ,

Amazing podcast

I love The Big Schmear. Beth talks with amazing guests, and she asks wonderful questions. It's different every time - great diversity across episodes. I always learn so much. If you're into food and Judaism, this is made for you!

Thinking in Text ,

Now I Must Find Cheesecake

I just listened to the episode, Eli’s. What a wonderful show on the history of food. I live in Dallas, and now I must find an Eli’s Cheesecake...I can’t stop thinking about it.

Yellow1414 ,

Wonderful Podcast

I just listened to the episode kosherfest. It was such a uniquely produced show and really illustrated the environment of the event. I felt like I was really there! Great interviews by the host.

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