SEPHARDI: Cooking with Hélène Jawhara Piñer

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021

To download Hélène Jawhara Piñer’s recipe that was demonstrated in this program, click here: Fidāwīsh Recipe.

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Wednesday, June 30 at 1 pm ET
Free with suggested $10 donation
See “Ways to Watch” below

Sephardi: Cooking the History is a meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated book of recipes grounded in the history of the Jews of Spain’s golden age. In this program, author, chef, and historian, Hélène Jawhara Piñer will cook up something delicious from her new book (release date: June 15, 2021) while she shares with us how she came to write the book, and how she became a chef with a PhD who specializes in the history of medieval Spanish Jews.

About the Author

Hélène Jawhara Piñer is a PhD in Medieval History and the History of Food. She was awarded the American Sephardi Federation’s Broome and Allen Fellowship in 2018 in recognition of her impressive academic accomplishments and service of the Sephardic community. Her research interests are the medieval culinary history of Spain through inter and multiculturalism with a special focus on the Jewish culinary heritage written in Arabic. From Barcelona, Santa Barbara, Bar-Ilan University in Israel and beyond, Piñer has given lectures on subjects such as Reflections on the Jewish heritage according to the Kitab al-tabih, “Jewish cuisine in old cookbooks of the Iberian Peninsula”, “Jews and Muslims at the Table” and much more.

Interested in purchasing a copy of the book for yourself or as a gift? Visit our online Museum Store to pre-order your copy today.

Ways to Watch

Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on the Museum’s Facebook page at 1pm ET. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.

NMAJH website: A little before the program start time, the livestream will also be available at the top of this page. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Please note that you may need to refresh your screen and press “play” on the video—the static image will be replaced with the live feed before the program starts.

Zoom: Registration is required to receive the link–click here. The Museum’s Zoom can accommodate 500 guests. Should we reach that number, please use one of the other methods listed above—they are all free and have unlimited capacity.

This program is presented by the National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership The American Sephardi Federation