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Adeena Sussman in Conversation with Leah Koenig

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Pull up a seat at the kitchen table with two chefs and authors as Adeena Sussman celebrates with Leah Koenig that Israeli Food is here to stay. 

Ticket includes one copy of the book Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen, and access for one into the virtual discussion event on Zoom. Please note: after you purchase your ticket, you will receive a one time non-shareable link to the zoom conversation and instructions regarding curb-side book pickup. Books provided in partnership with the Ivy Bookshop - thank you for supporting local small business! 

About the Speakers
A professional recipe developer and renowned food writer with a passion for soulful home cooking, Adeena Sussman is the co-author of Chrissy Teigen’s New York Times #1 Bestsellers, Cravings and Hungry for More. In her eagerly-anticipated, debut solo cookbook, Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen, Sussman offers an intimate and transporting work, borne out of a deep love, natural curiosity, and respect for the people and culinary traditions of her adopted home. A lifelong visitor to Israel, she moved there in 2015 after meeting an expat American who has since become her husband. She lives footsteps from Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market, where she shops and explores daily, taking inspiration from her adopted country’s seasonal and cultural culinary rhythms. She has written about Israeli food for Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, Epicurious, Gourmet, and many others. For more, visit adeeenasussman.com 

Leah Koenig is the author of six cookbooks including The Jewish Cookbook, a 400+ collection of global Jewish dishes, and Modern Jewish Cooking. Her writing and recipes have also appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Epicurious, TASTE, Food52, Departures, and Tablet magazine, among other publications. Leah leads cooking demonstrations and workshops around the country and world. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Find her at leahkoenig.com.

About the Book
Adeena Sussman’s Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen, begins with an evocative introduction to the bustling Tel Aviv market Shuk Hacarmel, where Sussman starts each day finding fresh ingredients and inspiration. Sababa is a celebration of Israeli cooking and its intoxicating, bold flavors, showcasing Sussman’s highly personal take on the Israeli kitchen and its diverse, delicious, and vibrant culture. “Sababa,” derived from the Arabic word tzababa, has come to mean, “everything is awesome.” And when it comes to Adeena’s approach to Israeli food, everything truly is sababa.

The 120 recipes in Sababa showcase local ingredients prepared with a wide-reaching embrace of global influences and immigrant traditions, all adapted for the home cook. Beginning with a primer on versatile spice blends like za’atar and staples like labaneh and preserved lemons, and moving onto a full complement of salads, main courses, and desserts, Sababa provides readers with inspiration and the tools to make meals bursting with Sussman’s spicy, sunny flavors. Filled with lush images, transporting stories, and flavorful recipes, Sababa is an edible love letter to Israel, as well as an everyday guide to its soulful cooking.

“The pages of this book ooze with [Adeena’s] passion for the romance and beauty of Israeli cuisine. The recipes are soulful, elemental, and stunningly delicious.” — from the foreword by Michael Solomonov