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Topic: Food

What is Religion's Place in Food Politics?

What is Religion’s Place in Food Politics?

UW Jewish Studies Presents Nigel Savage, Executive Director, Hazon, in conversation with Professor Karen Litfin Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PT) 415 Westlake, Seattle, WA What is your relationship to food politics? What is your relationship to religion? Do your answers to these questions have anything to do with one another? (more…)

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How Chamin (Ancient Sabbath Stew) Came To Philadelphia

Originally posted on The Philadelphia Jewish Voice By Ronit Treatman Please enjoy this clip I filmed about how chamin (Portuguese cholent) came to Philadelphia.  It was filmed at Stenton Mansion, one of the best-preserved colonial homes in Philadelphia.  I would like to extend my special thanks to Marlene Samoun for permitting me to use her soulful rendition of the ladino folk song Morenika in this clip. Jewish contact with Spain may go as far back as the Kingdom of Solomon.  It is thought that Southern Spain was the country of Tarshish.  Tarshish was the furthest place west that people could sail to from Ancient Israel in Biblical times.  There was a continuous Jewish presence in Spain until March 31, 1492. (more…)

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Greening Seminar: Bringing Fresh and Local Food to Your Community

For professionals or lay leaders who are involved in agency or synagogue gardening, CSAs or greenmarkets or who would like to begin programs of this nature. Also relevant for food service providers or nutritionists who buy or provide food for their agencies. Your organization or synagogue can begin to prepare for next summer NOW. Come learn from experts about how to create a number of different kinds of food programs that address climate change, build community and local economy, and help people eat more healthfully. Specifically you’ll hear about community-supported agriculture programs (CSAs), farmer’s markets, and gardening that provide opportunities for education, growing food, and engagement of people of all ages. And, as always, you’ll meet in small groups to learn more from the presenters and each other. (more…)

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