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Sephardic Culinary Heritage: Conversation and Reception with SIMS Visiting Research Fellow Helene Jawhara Piñer and Mike Solomonov

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Together with the Weitzman Museum of American Jewish History, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies invites you to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month at the Free Library of Philadelphia with two renowned Culinarians, Dr. Helene Jawhara Piñer and Chef Mike Solomonov. In conversation at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s rooftop Skyline Room, Piñer and Solomonov will dive into the culinary heritage of Sephardim, or Jews who lived in Spain until the Spanish Inquisition forced them to flee the kingdom or convert to Catholicism. Drawing in part on Dr Piner’s research in the archival manuscript resources during a recent fellowship at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at Penn Libraries, the conversation will also highlight the importance of these resources for understanding Sephardic heritage.

The conversation coincides with the release of Matzah and Flour, Dr Piñer’s second cookbook of deeply researched recipes from Sephardic Jewish life from the 12th to 17th century in Spain and the diaspora. The event will be followed by a book signing by Helene Jawhara Piñer and a reception with food from Matzah and Flour prepared by CookNSolo.

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May 7, 2024, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library, 4th floor (1901 Vine Street)
Open to the Public

Hosted by: SIMS

Cover of Hélène Piñer's cookbook, "Matzah and Flour"