As a child, cookbook author Adeena Sussman always looked forward to the traditional Shabbat dinners that fed her soul. But in her own kitchen, she feeds it by mixing things up — and in her latest book, Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours, she shows you how.
Add some figs and pomegranate to your brisket. Roast kohlrabi instead of potatoes. Brighten up your table with sweet-and-tart eggplant salad, serve up homemade tomato jam to slather onto your challah and end your glorious dinner with a showstopping lemon black-sesame bundt cake.
Woven throughout the recipes is a rich portrait of Shabbat in Adeena’s adopted home, Israel, where Shabbat is practically a national holiday. Taking us inside the kitchens and traditions of local cooks who have shared their most beloved recipes, Shabbat brings Sussman’s adopted home country with transporting, slice-of-life storytelling. Deeply personal and brimming with life, Shabbat inspires us all to delight in the weekly magic of Shabbat. Now more than ever, Shabbat cooking is what we all need.
Joining Adeena onstage for this conversation is podcast host and creator Guy Raz.
Adeena Sussman is the author of Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from my Table to Yours and Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen, named a Best Fall 2019 cookbook by The New York Times, Bon Appetit, and Food & Wine. Sussman is the co-author of fourteen cookbooks, including three New York Times bestselling collaborations with Chrissy Teigen. She cooks and writes from her kitchen in Tel Aviv, where she lives in the shadow of the Carmel Market with her husband, Jay Shofet.
Ticket price includes copy of Shabbat.
Guy Raz is an independent producer who has been described by The New York Times as “one of the most popular podcasters in history.” He‘s the founder and CEO of Built-It Productions and the creator and the creative force behind How I Built This. Guy is also the co-founder of Tinkercast, a children’s media company that produces audio podcasts and educational content for kids. Guy co-created and hosts one of those programs, Wow in the World— the number one kids podcast in English.He‘s also the creator/host of Wisdom from the Top, a podcast about leadership and The Rewind on Spotify, a program about music.Together, Guy’s programs are heard by nearly 19 million listeners a month.
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