Jennifer Abadi is a native New Yorker from Manhattan’s Upper West Side. When not providing tours, she is researching, developing, and preserving Sephardic and Judeo-Arabic recipes and food customs. A culinary expert in the Jewish communities of the Middle East, Mediterranean, Central Asia, and North Africa, Jennifer teaches cooking at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) and at the Jewish Community Center Manhattan (JCC). She also offers private lessons and works for a variety of clients in the New York City area as a personal chef. Her first cookbook-memoir, "A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes From Grandma Fritzie's Kitchen," is a collection of recipe and stores from her family. Her second cookbook, “Too Good To Passover: Sephardic & Judeo-Arabic Seder Menus and Memories from Africa, Asia and Europe” is her most recent book published in 2018. Please follow Jennifer on her blog www.TooGoodToPassover.com or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferabadi/ For further information on Jennifer’s classes, lectures, demos, and other events, please review her website: www.JenniferAbadi.com.
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, as well as address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as on All Things Considered She has ectured across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California.
Jennifer Young is a writer, editor, and historian. Her writing on immigration history, cuisine, parenting, and Jewish culture has appeared in the Jerusalem Post, Time.com, and Atlas Obscura. The former Director of Education for the YIVO Institute for Jewish research, Jennifer has also worked at the Tenement Museum and the New-York Historical Society. She is interested in telling untold stories about American history and the surpising and unexpected ways that the past continues to speak to the present. She holds graduate degrees in anthropology and education, and completed doctoral work in American history at New York University. She also serves as a judge for New York City History Day.