Author Talk: Food, Hope and Resilience with June Hersh

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Please join June Hersh, in person, for a discussion of her book, Food, Hope and Resilience.

For Holocaust survivors, food was a way to connect their lives before the war with the homes they created after. Their kitchens were filled with the aromas of familiar foods like chicken soup and brisket while unfamiliar delights they adopted, like arroz con pollo and gnocchi, became part of their repertoire. These are the recipes they share with you. Culinary icons including Michael Solomonov, Jonathan Waxman and Ina Garten, just to name a few,  contribute their own recipes as tribute to the remarkable survivor community. Author June Hersh gives readers a taste of history and a life-affirming message that honors the legacy of Holocaust survivors.

June is a contributing writer for Westchester Magazine and various food blogs with a focus on Jewish food history. She is currently compiling a cookbook to benefit Leket Israel featuring recipes from chefs, cookbook authors, restauranteurs and supporters of Israel to aid their mission to support struggling farmers and feed displaced Israeli families during the current crisis.