NEW-ISH JEW-ISH CUISINE
There’s a resurgence of Jew-ish food. The (dash) signifies we’re talking about chef- driven modern Jewish cookery … or even modern Jewish heresy … rather than heavyweight Eastern European dishes.
How come now? Because chefs everywhere are today exploring their roots and cuisines … examples being
Peruvian, Korean, Mexican,
Chinese, along with Middle
Eastern fusion and Israeli. “Heritage cuisines” are being expressed … with stories behind them. In the case of new Jew-ish, we’re looking at grandchildren and great-grandchildren reinventing dishes and foodways that second- generation immigrants turned their backs on … except at holidays. Chefs are juggling
their culinary traditions with modernity … without falling into the trap of “fusion”