The Flemington Jewish Community Center will host a baking demonstration and tasting by Shannon Sarna, author of Modern Jewish Baking on Sunday, October 8, at 1 pm. Shannon is the editor of the popular Jewish food blog “The Nosher.” Her take on traditional Jewish foods is modern, multi-ethnic, irreverent and fun. Admission to the event is $10, which includes the demonstration and tastings. The cookbook is available for purchase and will be personally signed by Shannon. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/ycq3ovql or call 908-782-6410.
Sarna begins her instructions in Jewish baking with detailed guides to the techniques behind seven essential recipes—challah, babka, rugelach, pita, bagels, hamentaschen and matzah. She then presents traditional recipes with a decidedly modern edge, like spinach artichoke dip pull-apart challah, white chocolate and peach rugelach, roasted garlic infused pita and birthday cake babka. Her work has been featured in Edible Brooklyn, Parade, Modern Loss, Vinepair, Tablet, and Buzzfeed. Sarna lives in South Orange, NJ, with her husband, daughters, and two rescue dogs, Otis and Babka.
The Center Series, a programming initiative of the Flemington Jewish Community Center, brings readings, lectures, films and musical performances, to the community, with all programs open to the general public. Upcoming events include a children’s performance of The Tortoise and the Hare by the West Side Woodwind Quintet in conjunction with the FJCC Nursery Crafts Fair on Sunday, November 5, at 1PM. On Sunday, November 18, at 2 pm, there will be a presentation and lecture on Jewish needlework by Rachel Braun, author of Embroidery and Sacred Text. The FJCC is at 5 Sergeantsville Road, Flemington. For more information about the many exciting upcoming programs or to join the mailing list, call the FJCC office at call 908-782-6410.