Book Events for The German-Jewish Cookbook: Recipes & History of a Cuisine. 

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✽  ✽   2017   ✽  ✽

New York City

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 – Powerhouse Arena bookstore 28 Adams St., Dumbo, Brooklyn, 7-9pm, A conversation with the authors moderated by Jane Ziegelman + book signing + samples from recipes in the book will be served! FREE

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 – Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks 28 e. Second St., East Village, NYC, 3-6pm, book celebration + brief talk at 4:30pm + book signing + food samples from book and drink will be served! FREE

Boston MA area

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 – Hadassah Brandeis Institute 515 South St., Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 7-9pm, book talk + book signing + reception with food samples from book and drink! [NOTE: this is on the Brandeis campus, and is easily reached from Boston by commuter train, Fitchburg Line to Brandeis/Roberts station, which is just across the street] FREE

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 – Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA, 7-9pm, book reading + book signing FREE

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 – Barnes & Noble Framingham, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA, 1pm FREE

Seattle, WA area

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 – Barnes & Noble Northgate  401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA, 7pm, book reading + signing + food tasting

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 – Book Larder 4252 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA, 6:30pm, talk + signing + food tasting

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 – Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA (7:00-9:30pm) cooking class taught by Sonya and Gaby. Menu includes: hand-grated potato dumplings, mushroom sauce, cabbage slaw, and spiced chocolate hazelnut cookies. ($30/adults, $25/seniors, students, members)

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 – Gravy (restaurant) 17629 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA, (6:00), special 7-COURSE DINNER MENU being served one night only featuring recipes from our book at this highly acclaimed restaurant on Vashon Island. Authors will be present + signing books. Make reservations here (scroll to bottom to send an email). Menu: $75, *amuse *smoked trout salad *salmon in aspic *pacific herring salad * beef goulash * pan-fried potatoes, cabbage, poached farm egg * rice pudding with fresh cream

San Francisco, CA

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 – Omnivore Books 3885a Cesar Chavez St., San Francisco, CA, 3-4pm, book reading + signing + food tasting FREE

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 – Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA, 1:30pm, talk + book signing [Note: free parking garage at 1225 Pierce between Ellis/Eddy] FREE

Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 – Hosted by University of Southern California & Hebrew Union College, Hebrew University College, 3077 University Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90007, room 100/101, 3:30pm talk + book signing + food samples from the book will be served! FREE

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 – Flintridge Bookstore 1010 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge, CA, book reading + signing + food samples from the book will be served! FREE

Boston, MA

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 – Porter Square Books 25 White St., Cambridge, MA, 7-9pm, reading + book signing FREE

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 – Boston University Dept. of Gastronomy, Jacques Pépin Lecture Series (725 Commonwealth Avenue, College of Arts and Sciences, room 224) 6:00-8:00pm, talk + book signing FREE

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 – Barnes & Noble 98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA, 1:00-3:00pm, book reading + signing FREE

✽  ✽   2018   ✽  ✽

NYC * Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 – NY Public Library 476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd St., room 78, ground floor, NYC, 6:30pm, in conversation with Leah Koenig, and Anya von Bremzen + book signing. FREE (but reservations are recommended).

NYC * //POSTPONED// (see new event listing for MARCH 1st below)Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 – 92nd St. Y 1395 Lexington Ave., NYC, 12pm, book talk + signing, tickets available here

NYC * //POSTPONED// (see new event listing for FEB. 28 below) Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 – Espresso 77 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, Queens, 7:30pm, book talk + signing + food tasting FREE – a drink (coffee, tea, beer, wine, and cider are on offer) or food purchase is requested. Note: Espresso77 is a 6 minute walk from E, F, M, R at the Roosevelt Avenue/Jackson Heights station, and 7 train at 74th St station.

NYC * Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 – Manhattan JCC, Shabbat Shabbang – 334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th Street), NYC, 7:00-9:30pm, Shabbat dinner featuring German-Jewish dishes from our cookbook and a lively discussion led by us about German-Jewish food and culture! Menu (dairy) includes these German-Jewish recipes: trout with mustard-butter sauce, cabbage slaw, carrots with parsley, and twice-baked potato schalet. Wine + dessert included. $18, tickets available here

Boston area * Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 – Temple Shalom 475 Winthrop St., Medford, MA, 11am, book talk + signing + food tasting FREE

NYC * Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 – Espresso 77 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, Queens, 7:30pm, book talk + food tasting + signing. FREE – [a drink (coffee, tea, beer, wine, and cider are on offer) or food purchase is requested.] Public transportation: Espresso77 is a 6 minute walk from E, F, M, R at the Roosevelt Avenue/Jackson Heights station, and/or 7 train at 74th St/Broadway station.

NYC * Thursday, March 1st 92nd St. Y 1395 Lexington Ave., NYC, 7pm, in conversation with Mimi Sheraton + food tasting + signing, $29, tickets available here

Florida * Sunday, March 11, Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FLA, Pass the Plate

NYC * Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – Leo Baeck Institute 15 west 16th St., NYC, 6:30pm, we will be in conversation with Atina Grossmann and Jeffrey Yoskowitz  + book signing

Cambridge, MA * Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – Culinary Historians of Boston 3 James St, Cambridge, MA 02138, evening, we will give a talk about German-Jewish cuisine. 

Bamberg, Germany * Sunday, April 15, 2018 – Historisches Museum Bamberg Domplatz 7, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany, 2:30pm, talk about German-Jewish food and culture, food tasting, book signing.

Berlin, Germany* Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Zagreus Project – Koch/Kunst Galerie, Brunnenstrasse 9a, 10119 Berlin (in Mitte), 8:00pm,  A German-Jewish dinner will be served and we will talk informally, at the dinner table, about the book and food. Limited seating, call or email for reservations. tel. 030-28-09-56-40 email:  

Berlin, Germany * Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Fine Bagels/Shakespeare & Sons Books Warschauerstrasse 71 10243 Berlin, 7 pm, book talk + signing

Berlin, Germany * Friday, April 20, 2018 – Goldhahn & Sampson Wilmersdorferstrasse 102/103, 10629 Berlin, 7:00pm – German-Jewish cooking class (we will cook a meal, and while the class dines together we will discuss German-Jewish cooking and culture). €69, limited spaces, make a reservation here

NYC * Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Table Wine (wine shop)79-14 37th Ave., Jackson Heights (Queens), NY, 11372, 5:00pm-8:00pm, food tastes paired with wine tasting, informal discussion about German-Jewish food + culture, book signing

Ann Arbor, MI * Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Zingerman’s Roadhouse – German-Jewish dinner menu and talk (exact details to follow)

Ann Arbor, MI * Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Zingerman’s Bakehouse – we will be teaching a baking class covering various German-Jewish baked goods. (exact details to follow)

Westborough, MA * Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, 7:00pm – Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 east Main St., Westborough, MA 01581. [This event is co-hosted by B’nai Shalom Sisterhood Worcester JCC Author Series, Hadassah Greater Boroughs Chapter, and Beth Tikvah Synagogue.] Cooking demo + book presentation, food tastes, book signing. FREE

Scotch Plains, NJ * //POSTPONED due to SNOW STORM// (new date to be announced soon) Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30pm – JCC of Central New Jersey, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ. Book talk + signing + food tasting. FREE

* * 2019 * *

Queens, NY* Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 2:00pm – Astoria Book Shop, Book talk + signing + recipe tasting. 31-29 31st St., Astoria, NY.

Scotch Plains, NJ* Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 11:00am, JCC of Central New Jersey, Book talk + signing + brunch. 1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ.

Gloucester, MA* Sunday, November 24th, 2019, 1:00pm – Temple Ahavat Achim86 Middle St., Gloucester, MA. Book talk + signing + recipe tasting. FREE. RSVP here (walk ins welcome also).


Berlin, Germany* March, 2020, Zagreus Projekt, Gaby Rossmer Gropman, Sonya Gropman and Luther Price art exhibition. Specially-designed dinner menu featuring recipes from our book served at this food + art space. (Note: the exhibition and a few of the dinners happened before things were closed down due to Covid-19 closures.)

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