The Gefilte Manifesto

Liz Alpern

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Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 9781250071385
Cover type: Hardcover
Publish date: 9/13/2016

Magnetic duo and stars of the Brooklyn food scene, Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz revitalize Old World food traditions for today's modern kitchens in their debut cookbook.


Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern are two of the leaders of the movement to revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine. Together, they co-founded The Gefilteria in 2012, a Brooklyn-grown business that sets out to reimagine Jewish classics while championing Old World slow food techniques. Here in their first-ever cookbook including 100-plus recipes pulled deep from the culinary histories of Eastern Europe and the diaspora community of North America, they draw inspiration from the legacies of Jewish pickle shops, bakeries, appetizing shops, dairy restaurants, delicatessens, and holiday kitchens.

Tapping into the zeitgeist of rediscovering Old World food traditions like pickling, fermenting, and baking, at the heart of which are the values of resourcefulness and seasonality, The Gefilte Manifesto encourages anyone and everyone to incorporate healthy and vital Ashkenazi recipes into their everyday repertoire.

Liz Alpern, co-founder, The Gefilteria: Liz got her start in the Jewish food world working with acclaimed cookbook author Joan Nathan. She curates and cooks for pop-up events and boutique shops and is an MBA Candidate at CUNY Baruch College. She has been featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 list, as well as in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Saveur, and The Wall Street Journal.

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