On Sunday I attended the 3rd Gefiltefest, the Jewish food festival, and tweeted from there the whole day!
There was a mix of cookery demonstrations, discussions, chances to learn and also workshops for the kids. I had a brilliant time, meeting legends like Claudia Roden and Sula Leon, as well as learning from amazing chefs like David Mendes and Sarah Magnus.
I loved the Falafel from Falafel Feast
Sula Leon’s pastry session was fabulous, and I especially loved the savoury smoked salmon cheesecake!
A highlight of the day was the Shakshouka competition – as a hater of tomato I adored the spinach shakshouka which won the first prize (jointly with Ilan Scorer of the UJIA)
I helped out Sarah Magus, pastry chef and culinary goddess, creating marshmallows and turkish delight.
The kids had a great time making their chocolate Mount Sinai (and I had a great time eating it!)
David showed us how to make some gorgeous peanut butter truffles, which I enjoyed immensely!
All I saw the entire day were smiling faces, stuffed full of food! And here’s me… doing just that!
A massive thanks and well done to Michael who organised the entire festival. If you didn’t make it this year, you must go next year!