30 2016

Elissa Altman - San Diego Jewish Book Fair


David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre 4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla,, CA 92037

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$ Cost $ 22.00

"Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw" by Elissa Altman

Yes, the James Beard Award winning author Elissa Altman has transgressed: she has eaten pork ribs, shrimp in lobster sauce, and many other foods known as “treyf,” as they do not satisfy the conditions of Jewish law. In her taste bud-tantalizing memoir, she explores both her “forbidden foods” history and her colorful family while detailing growing up in the culinary kingdom of Queens, NY in the 1970s, a time when cultures clashed, cuisines collided, and Old World tastes and traditions began to make way for the new.

Sponsor: San Diego Center for Jewish Culture