Thursday, December 16, 2010
Kosher cooking. Yum. We all do it, and we think we're pretty good at it. At Jewish Humor Central, we've featured Food-Network-Wannabe-Chefs including a few Bubbes and a Bride-Who-Knew-Nothing making meatballs, gefilte fish, and latkes. Now it's time to get serious...and professional.
Last Sunday, The Jewish Daily Forward and The New York Times were among the press that covered the finals of The Next Great Kosher Chef competition, sponsored by The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts, a Brooklyn-based school for kosher cooking.
Hundreds of applicants sent in videos and essays. Ten were picked for interviews, and three made it to the finals on Sunday. The grand prize, a scholarship for a 152-hour training course, worth $5,000, was won by 22-year-old Jasmine Einalhori, from Los Angeles.
As Itta Werdiger-Roth reported in The Jewish Daily Forward,