9/8/22 Stories Behind the Menu – The Rich Ethnic Mosaic of Israeli Food -A Culinary Exploration with Chef Zehorit Heilicher

Join Chaz Sandifer of theNEWmpls and Julie Burton of ModernWell on September 8th, from 6:30pm – 9pm, on a 2022 journey through food and storytelling. Coming together to break bread and bridge the cultural divide among people of different backgrounds, races, religions. Utilizing the stories of how food traditions developed in various cultures to create a deeper understanding of one another. Join us as we share the stories behind the menu. All Stories Behind the Menu 2022 dinners are offered in collaboration with our generous sponsors Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and media sponsor Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

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Sandifer and Burton will be partnering with local chefs to create a cultural voyage of African American, Jewish, Indigenous, and Mexican American delicious food and rich storytelling. The events will be held quarterly in person at ModernWell and will be focused on a book or docu-series related to the particular ethnicity and culture.

The third of the series, Stories Behind the Menu – The Rich Ethnic Mosaic of Israeli Food – A Culinary Exploration with Chef Zehorit Heilicher, will be held September 8th from 6:30pm – 9pm. The event features the cookbook Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen, by Adeena Sussman, as well as food prepared by Chef Zehorit Heilicher.

Zehorit was born in Israel to a Yemenite immigrant family. Growing up in multi-cultural Givat Olga, she experienced Israel’s rich ethnic diversity through food and celebration. Following high school graduation, Zehorit joined the Israeli army, where she became an officer, finishing her service as a lieutenant. She then majored in English Literature and Political Science at the Tel Aviv University. While working in a Minneapolis summer camp she met her husband and relocated. Since then Zehorit has been raising her 4 children, teaching cooking classes in both the Jewish and the general communities and volunteering. Zehorit brings to the kitchen her Mediterranean roots, her passion for healthy and flavorful dishes and her love of people and storytelling. Teaching in the Twin cities for the past 10 years, she shares her appreciation for the way in which culture, geography and history shape our food and the way we gather to eat it.

Stories Behind the Menu 2022 events are offered in collaboration with our media sponsor Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

We will not be offering refunds. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to gift or transfer the ticket to a friend. 

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