A Podcast on Jewish Food:
Its Culture and History

beth-schenker-the-big-schmearThanks for visiting the Web site for The Big Schmear, a new podcast all about Jewish food. Over the coming weeks and months, I’ll be posting two new episodes on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. I hope you visit my Web site often and while you’re here please let me know what you think of The Big Schmear, share your favorite Jewish food restaurants, your favorite Jewish food cookbooks, and tell us anything else about Jewish food you find interesting. Of course, I hope you’ll subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any of the episodes. If you’d like to email me my address is: beth@thebigschmear.com

Happy Listening!
Beth Schenker
Host, The Big Schmear

Coming Soon!

Next up – February for a two-part interview with the wonderful Gil Hovav from Israel. He’s a cookbook writer, a food critic and an out of the box idea man. The first part of our conversation will be posted on February 12. Tune in! And he shares a family recipe too.

 

 

Latest Episodes

The Breakfast Queen

Episode 3

 

Guest: Ina Pinkney

The Breakfast Queen

In this episode of The Big Schmear we meet Ina Pinkney, an amazing entrepreneur and restaurant owner, from her first flourless chocolate cake delivery service to the opening of her iconic breakfast eatery in Chicago. Ina’s made breakfast an entirely new experience in Chicago and it was THE place to go to break the fast, celebrate important life events, family Passover Seders or just enjoy the best breakfast in town.

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Keeping it Kosher with Chef Laura Frankel pt 2

Episode 2

 

Guest: Chef Laura Frankel

Keeping it Kosher

Chef Laura is back in episode 2 of The Big Schmear to talk with Beth about her new position with Jamie Gelier’s magazine, Joy of Kosher, and what life is like now that she’s testing literally dozens of new recipes for each issue of the magazine while keeping her eye on Google to know what foods are trending from week to week. They show ends with a hilarious conversation about the time Chef Laura and Jamie Geller discussed the fine points of cutting up chicken on Facebook live.

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Keeping it Kosher with Chef Laura Frankel pt 1

Episode 1

 

Guest: Chef Laura Frankel

Keeping it Kosher

In the inaugural episode of The Big Schmear, Chef Laura Frankel talks with host Beth Schenker about her definition of Jewish food and her passion for making Kosher recipes. Their conversation ranges from the business of Kosher food with companies like Kraft and Coca-Cola to gefilte fish and cholent and much, much more.

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