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Dinner: Pathways to Passover with Chefs Fany Gerson, Alex Raij, and Hillary Sterling

Platform by JBF
Apr 24 | Wed |
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James Beard Award–nominated chefs Fany Gerson, Alex Raij, and Hillary Sterling come from different backgrounds but connect over the ways they use food to express their identities. Born to Argentine Jews, Alex Raij is a pioneering New York City chef known for introducing New Yorkers to authentic Spanish cuisine. Mexico City–born Fany Gerson can trace her lineage to Ukraine, the country her grandparents fled from in the 1920s before resettling in Mexico. Hillary Sterling was born and raised in Brooklyn, but her experience of cooking in Italian restaurants has led her to explore the roots of Roman Jewish cuisine.

All three women incorporate aspects of their Jewish heritage into their cooking: chef Raij’s La Vara explores the Jewish and Moorish influences on Spanish cuisine; chef Gerson’s Ashkenazi-Mexican mashups like guajillo-pepper gefilte fish have been canonized in the New York Times cooking archives; and chef Sterling’s seder plate has been known in feature a roasted egg with pecorino in lieu of the traditional hardboiled egg. Join these three chefs and friends for a special collaborative “seder” dinner inspired by their common Jewish heritage, their different upbringings, and the culinary traditions of Passover.

Venue: Platform by JBF

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, Map