Liz Alpern of The Gefilteria talks Gefilte Fish and More!

Episode 8


Liz Alpern


Gefilte Fish and More!

Beth meets up with Liz Alpern of The Gefilteria at a fantastic food demo in Detroit, Michigan. It’s part of the 2nd Annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival. The conversation with Liz covers lots about food pivots, her path to becoming a foodie and gefilte fish as an intro into old world Jewish foods.



Sweet Blintzes

Sweet Blintzes

Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz from their book The Gefilte Manifesto. 

Rice Pudding

Yield: 4


  • 3/4 Cup uncooked white rice (short grain for creamier pudding)
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1/3 Cup white sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 2/3 Cup raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to boil.
  2. Add rice and stir.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. In another saucepan, combine the cooked rice, with 1 1/2 cups milk, sugar and salt.
  5. cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15-20minutes.
  6. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk, beaten egg and raisins.
  7. Cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  9. Serve warm.

The 2nd Annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival 007

Episode 007


Guest: Hazon

It’s a Food Festival!

Beth goes to Detroit, Michigan to check-out the 2nd Annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival. The festival is put on by Hazon. The word Hazon means vision. Hazon is an entry point and ongoing resource for individuals and institutions to engage in Jewish life and create a more sustainable world for all through Jewish outdoor, food, farming and environmental education. Hazon aims to point the Jewish community outwards to create change locally and nationally. They welcome participants of all religious backgrounds and none.