Atlantic Cape News

Media Contact:

  • Stacey Clapp
  • 5100 Black Horse Pike
  • Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
  • College Relations Office
  • (609) 343-4907

ACA to Host Israeli Cookbook Author March 25

March 12, 2009


The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host Janna Gur, author of "The Book of New Israeli Food: A Culinary Journey," at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 25. Gur will discuss her book, which is filled with photos and recipes and a narration of the melding of cultures to form Israeli cuisine, in the Walter Edge Theater at ACCC's Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. ACA students will prepare several of the dishes featured in the book for the audience to sample. The event is free and open to the public.

Gur was born and raised in the former Soviet Union, and immigrated to Israel in 1974. Trained as an editor and literary translator, she is the founder and chief editor of Al Hashulchan Gastronomic Monthly, the leading Israeli food and wine magazine, widely read by professional chefs and amateur food enthusiasts. She lives in Tel Aviv.

In her book, Gur describes Israeli food as a product of diverse cultures: the Jews of the Diaspora, settling in a homeland that was new to them, brought their far-flung cuisines to the table even as they looked to their Arab neighbors for additional ingredients and ideas. The easy-to-follow recipes represent these influences, and include: Beetroot and Pomegranate Salad, Fish Falafel in Spicy Harissa Mayonnaise and Roasted Chicken Drumsticks in Carob Syrup.

For more information, contact Connie LaMonaca at (609) 343-4944 or