Neustadt JAAMM Festival (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music)

Cook-Along with Chef Einat Admony

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Join JAAMM as we welcome celebrity chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur Einat Admony for a springtime cook-along!


Chef Einat will lead us in three easy courses (chopped avocado and kohlrabi salad, chicken tagine and vegan malabi) for a light, fresh take on Israeli home cooking, using recipes featured in her recently-published cookbook, "Shuk: From Market to Table, the Heart of Israeli Home Cooking." We encourage you to purchase this title through our 2020-2021 Bookstore Partner, The Bookies.


About Einat Admony:

Einat Admony, also known as the ultimate balaboosta, (meaning "perfect housewife" in Yiddish) is the chef and owner of Balaboosta, the fine-dining Middle Eastern restaurant; and the beloved falafel chain, Taim. She is also the author of two cookbooks: Balaboosta, and Shuk, with Artisan Books.


Einat, named a "fiercely determined chef" by The New York Times, grew up in Tel Aviv, worked as a cook in the Israeli Army, walked away from college after two months, roamed around Germany as a gypsy, then packed up her life to move to New York City.


Now, after 20+ years in New York, Einat persists in her work and expansion with her new ventures. “Cooking is a way to express my love and compassion for those around me,” Einat says. “It is also a way to connect the past with the present and future. The flavors, the smells, the sounds, they flood me with memories and bring me instantly back to my childhood. And make me feel whole.”


When she is not at one of her restaurants, she can be found at home in Brooklyn, cooking for her two children, Liam and Mika, her husband and business partner, Stefan Nafziger, plus a constant flow of dinner parties with family and friends.