Elisheva has lived all over the world in places like South Africa and Israel with her husband. Elisheva’s cooking is defined by the laws of kashrut and the many places she has called home. She says Jewish food is not necessarily synonymous with bagels, brisket and chicken soup. Elisheva explains: “people think of Jewish food as eastern European food, but it’s not, that just what we picked up over there… Jewish food is kosher food, and we have things from all over the world, because we’ve lived all over the world.”
This demonstration is part of New York Folklore’s ongoing project “What’s Cooking Capital District?” The project highlights food traditions found in the greater Capital Region of New York and is supported by HumanitiesNY. The event is free and open to the public.
The December 4th event is brought to you in conjunction with the Colonie Chabad. The Cohoes Holiday Market features 10 vendors in wooden stalls and is open on weekends from Nov. 26 to Dec. 23.

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