Sweet Noshings

Xhibition Kitchen
October 5, 2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Join us for this Xhibition Kitchen event  •  Free Cooking Demo and Cookbook Signing  •  Books are available at the event and the NU bookstore.

Sweet Noshings

New Twists on Traditional Jewish Desserts

by Amy Kritzer

No matter your religion, you'll enjoy these tasty recipes. I know Jew will!

Growing up, Amy Kritzer loved to cook traditional foods with her Bubbe Eleanor. Whether they were braiding challah or rolling out rugelach dough, there was always tons of laughter (and a messy kitchen.) These days, inspired by Bubbe's best dishes, Amy puts her own modern twists on everyone's favorite classic Jewish recipes. She incorporates modern ingredients and techniques to make some of the most innovative Jewish creations ever! Her recipes have been featured in The Huffington Post, The Today Show Food Blog, Bon Appetit and more. Jewish food is totally having its moment.

Sweet Noshings takes the ever-evolving world of Jewish desserts to the next level. With stories of life as a Jew in Texas, and plenty of kitsch, Amy's modern interpretations of classic recipes bring new light to old favorites and creates a whole new unique cuisine. You don't have to be Jewish to love these sweets; just enjoy getting creative in the kitchen.

Over 30 delicious recipes including:

  • Chocolate Halva Hamantaschen
  • Lemon Ricotta Blintzes with Lavender Cream
  • Apricot Fig Stuffed Challah
  • Manischewitz Ice Cream with Brown Butter Charoset and Manischewitz Caramel
  • Tex Mex Chocolate Rugelach
  • Honey Pomegranate Whiskey Cake
  • Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Sea Salt Babka

Come Meet Amy

About the Author: Amy Kritzer developed "What Jew Wanna Eat" as your source for home cooked (sometimes) kosher goodness. She has always enjoyed cooking and baking, but needed a new goal, a challenge, to get back to her culinary roots. So, she called up Bubbe Eleanor and pleaded for her to send her best recipes. Amy loved cooking these recipes so much, she quit her corporate job and went to culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin. Now, she spends her days teaching cooking classes, developing recipes, personal chefing and food writing. Amy's recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, The Today Show and others. In 2012, she was a finalist in Daily Candy's Start Small, Go Big Contest.

Free admission: If you would like to attend just the Xhibition Kitchen event without eating lunch in the dining room, please sign in with an ID and proceed directly to the XK. If you plan to stay for lunch and eat in the dining room, please pay the à la carte meal rate upon entrance. Thank you and enjoy the show!

The cutting edge venue at the dining halls is the Xhibition Kitchen, located at 11 Speare Place inside Stetson West Eatery. A variety of programs are hosted in this innovative kitchen which include chef demonstrations, cooking classes, book signings and interactive display cooking.