Gefiltefest 2017

The annual Jewish Food Festival is back!

– Sunday 25th June 2017 at JW3 –

Prepare your taste-buds for a tantalising celebration of Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine.

*Cookery demos*  *Hands-on workshops*  *Latest trends*  *Food-stalls and tasters*   *New kids programme*

Israeli Food Boom!:

  • Fast-talking panel with some of the top names in Israeli cuisine: Eran Tibi (Bala Baya), Eyal Jagerman (The Barbary), Joel Braham (The Good Egg), Uri Dinay (Pilpel) and Or Golan (Soyo Group) chaired by Victoria Prever of the JC

Today’s specials:

  • Richard Verber reveals all in ‘The Secret History of Jews & Vodka’
  • For all the latest in food trends, Edward Bergen, Mintel explains how Middle Eastern cuisine has taken the UK by storm
  • Jayne Cohen, author of Jewish Holiday Cooking: A food lover’s treasury of classics and improvisations, tells us how African-American Southern food influenced local Jewish cuisine
  • As the first UK Jewish farm and environmental community of our generation, The Sadeh explains how we can pursue a healthier and more sustainable world
  • Naomi Joseph on Herring! A Pickled Story

In the kitchen with:

  • Judi Rose & Jackie Lewis, on *Lokshen Horror* – the new approach to healthy Jewish eating
  • Hanna Goldsmith of Building Feasts blog, making meals fun, inclusive, beautiful, inviting and achievable
  • Emma Spitzer, Masterchef finalist, JW3 celeb and author of Fress: Bold flavours from a Jewish kitchen
  • Fabienne Viner-Luzzato exploring French-Tunisian flavours
  • Chef and cookery writer Denise Phillips on salt alternatives in pretzels, salted caramel blueberry pots and salted seeded chocolate bark
  • Daisy Abboudi, author of Tales of Jewish Sudan, puts her Sudanese twist on baklava
  • Arab-Israeli chef, restaurateur, social activist and television celebrity Futna Jabber

Get your hands dirty:

  • Learn to make authentic Lithuanian chopped herring, Sudanese baklava, Ukrainian borscht, Israeli houmous and the perfect rogelach & cinnamon buns
  • Lance Forman, H. Forman & Son flies the flag for the famous London cure for smoked salmon

And a children’s programme not to be missed:

Hands-on activities from 11am – 4pm with herb planting, spice tasting and smelling, crafts making and quizzes and after a very successful collaboration last year, Gefiltefest is delighted to be partnering with with Mitzvah Day once again. Children aged 6 and over will have a special opportunity to help make food and write notes to refugees, which will be distributed to them after the Festival.

So while we’re cooking, you can get booking!

Early Bird Bookings are available until Thursday 25th May 2017

Please note: the event programme is subject to change.