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Jennifer Abadi

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Jennifer Abadi wrote and illustrated the cookbook-memoir, A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes from Grandma’s Fritzie’s Kitchen (now in its third printing in paperback), and currently assists others in writing and preserving their own family recipes. Four years ago she created “The Traveling Palate,” a monthly event where guests enjoy a series of food demos and tastings while learning about less-common cuisines and cultures in an intimate café setting. Jennifer teaches currently teaches for The Jewish Community Center (JCC), and the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), as well as privately in individual homes. Her area of expertise covers a range of cuisines, such as Syrian, Indian, Moroccan, Iraqi, Egyptian, Yemenite, Persian, Greek, Armenian, Georgian, and Turkish. Jennifer is an active member of The New York Women’s Culinary Alliance as well as,, and She has done food demonstrations on NBC, ABC, and Fox 5 News, as well as been interviewed by such radio stations as “Awake, Alive, and Jewish,” and “Radio Sefarad: The English Corner,” in Spain.

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