Delicious Podcast Episodes Celebrating
Jewish Food, Culture & History!

Three years of regular noshes and kibitzing have resulted in all the tasty episodes you see below. 

Flavors of Havana (#47)

Flavors of Havana (#47)

Guest: Cindy White I loved talking with Cindy about this new Bed-and-Breakfast in Havana, Cuba featuring Kosher food. What a great way to encourage Jewish tourism. And Cindy's company stateside will help plan your entire itinerary while in Cuba including a tour of...

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Stirring the Pot (#46)

Stirring the Pot (#46)

Guest: Chef Laura Frankel​ I couldn't think of a better way to begin 2020 on The Big Schmear than with the topic of Marijuana and Jewish food. So many states have now legalized recreational pot that it seemed a timely topic.  I went to my go-to expert on all things...

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Sephardic Journey (#45)

Sephardic Journey (#45)

Guests: Eugenia Moliner & Denis Azabagic I took a bit of a jaunt off topic to introduce you to the musicians of Cavatina Duo- the theme music for The Big Schmear. i think you'll enjoy meeting them and hearing about their story behind the music. I hope you enjoy...

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Introducing the Aussie Gourmet (#44)

Introducing the Aussie Gourmet (#44)

Guest: Naomi Nachman There is this iconic cafe in Skokie, IL. It's called Emma's and it's a favorite place for those wanting a great selection of Kosher food from bagels and lox to wraps and soups. And this is where I caught up with Naomi Nachman. Just off the plane...

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Holiday Fast Food (#41)

Holiday Fast Food (#41)

Guest: Chef Laura Frankel Chef Laura Frankel and I talk about holiday food prep and planning for Yom Kippur. She shares some great ideas that will be helpful for menu selection through break-the-fast. We even get a chance to talk about Chef's favorite holiday, Sukkot.

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What’s Up with The Big Schmear? (#39)

What’s Up with The Big Schmear? (#39)

A brief word from Beth Hi Fellow Big Schmear listeners! I can't believe the summer is coming to a close so soon and it's already time to start thinking about the holidays. AND, I've been doing just that. I've got some interesting episodes planned that I think you are...

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Mexican Jewish Flavors: Masa Madre (#32)

Mexican Jewish Flavors: Masa Madre (#32)

Guests: Tamar Fasja Unikel & Elena Vazquez It's all about a very cool virtual bakery in Chicago's PIlson neighborhood. The story starts with two college friends from Mexico City that discover they both like to bake. Fast forward a few years and they find each...

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What’s in Your Kitchen in 2019? (#30)

What’s in Your Kitchen in 2019? (#30)

Guest: Shannon Sarna Happy 2019 one and all! It's been awhile since my last new episode. In the interim I decided to branch out a bit and take the opportunity to talk with many more guests located all over the country. There are so many people with a real passion for...

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