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My Grandmother’s Cooking – The cuisine of Jews of Caucasus Mountains

Books Health and Nutrition 2018-2019

The cuisine of the Mountain Jews of the Caucasus is as rich and savory as their long history that preserves their unique culture and customs. This project seeks to introduce the history of Mountain Jews of the Caucasus through the gastronomical senses. The event will introduce the wider Jewish community to our history through food. And the book which will come out later will tell a story about how the Mountain Jews kept their Judaism alive in chronological order according to the Jewish calendar and milestones of the community. With bright, colorful photos, this is an exciting way to explore the richness of our culture as well as the historical aspect through narratives about how these dishes came to life.

We talked to a previous COJECO fellow who also had a project related to food. We will be in touch with another fellow who deals with the history of Mountain Jews. We hired a cook and photographer from the community to collect the recipes and photos.