An Ashkephardic Foodie Finagles with Fillo by Jeannette Fischman


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Date(s) - December 20, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Jeannette Fischman

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JGSLA invites you to our next stay at home on-line meeting –a COOKING ZOOM  with

Jeannette Fischman !    HANDOUT> ✋


JGSLA’s HANUKKAH PROGRAM FOR December 20th, 2020  Sunday Afternoon, at 1:30 pm

the  ZOOM  link is HERE ! 
members, please send the link to others that would like to attend


Jeannette Fischman, as the spliced title suggests, is the Ashkephardic daughter of late parents born in Vienna, Austria & Alexandria, Egypt. She is a retired LAUSD teaching veteran who is highly artistic & a serious foodie who’s passionate about genealogy research and building her family tree. Jeannette has quite a curated spice collection, and she enjoys preparing dishes reflecting several different ethnic traditions.  Of her “dual heritage,” she personally finds Sepharic Cuisine infinitely more exotic and exciting than Ashkenazic fare for its flavors that “sing.” From her maternal-side, she comes from a long line of wonderful Sephardi cooks. These salient experiences have resoundingly proven to her the essential and precious links between ancestral awareness, food tradition, and memory.

Food and ancestry go together. Holiday food preparation often features recipes from our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, reflecting the geographic homes of our ancestors. This Zoom cooking lesson focuses on Jeannette’s Sephardic and Ashkenazic families and food traditions. She will demonstrate the necessarily gentle way to handle Filo Dough (Fillo or Phyllo) for the preparation of both Spanakopita and the folding technique for three-corned “Tiropita” or “Borekitas” (small Borekas). The versatility of using either savory or sweet fillings will be discussed along with helpful preparation techniques.


There will be no physical location so the JGSLA Traveling Library and Mentors Corner will  NOT  be available for this meeting.
 JGSLA MEMBERS FREE – NO CHARGE FOR GUESTS, ALL ARE WELCOME, members, please share the ZOOM link with folks you know.