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About The Big Schmear


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The Big Schmear is a bi-monthly podcast about Jewish food featuring interviews with an array of experts all having a passion for Jewish food. Our conversations span the diaspora touching on food trends, traditions, innovations, cookbooks and more.  
For me, Jewish food is about my own Jewish identity. Food is a powerful tool, it brings us together at the table, it reminds us of family tradition and connects us with our heritage. Cooking Jewish food links me to the future as I continue to develop new ways to incorporate Jewish cuisine into my own holiday repertoire. Most of all, I love doing the this podcast because it gives me the chance to talk with so many interesting people and share their passion and expertise about this special food focus with all of you!


Happy Listening and Happy Eating!


About Beth Schenker


beth-schenker-the-big-schmearBeth Schenker is the host and Executive Producer of The Big Schmear. An experienced independent radio producer, she has created numerous radio documentaries including a two-hour special on Jazz pianist Bill Evans entitled: Bill Evans: An Audio Portrait and an eight-part series entitled: The Art of the Cantor, hosted by world-renowned Hazzan, Alberto Mizrahi.

When she’s not reading about the latest Jewish food trends or connecting with her listeners, she’s adding to her cookbook collection and sharing meals with family and friends.