Delicious Podcast Episodes Celebrating
Jewish Food, Culture & History!
The Big Schmear is a new bi-monthly delicious podcast celebrating Jewish food, culture and history. The Big Schmear is all about your favorite Jewish food restaurants, Jewish food cookbooks, personalities and anything Jewish foodies find interesting.
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Episode 10 Guest: Stephanie Goldfarb Chicago Cook Extraordinaire Part 2 It's Part 2 with Stephanie Goldfarb and we cover lots of ground. You'll hear about her day job working with amazing high school students, and lots more about food as we learn about Stephanie's...read more
Episode 9 Guest: Stephanie Goldfarb Stephanie Goldfarb: Chicago Cook Extraordinaire Stephanie Goldfarb is a real Renaissance woman finding a way to mesh her passion for food and living a Jewish life in the most extraordinary way. She shares her path to Jewish...read 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,...read more
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...read more
Episode 6 Guest: Joan Nathan Traveling through Jewish Food History Award winning cookbook author Joan Nathan is back to share some food stories with Beth from her new cookbook King Solomon's Table. They talk about blueberries and the discovery of a Toronto recipe that...read more
Episode 5 Guest: Joan Nathan Traveling through Jewish Food History with Joan Nathan Award winning cookbook author Joan Nathan joins Beth to talk about her path to Jewish food writing with roots in anthropology and Israel. She shares stories about her travels...read more
Episode 4 Guest: Ina Pinkney The Breakfast Queen, Continued In this episode, Ina talks about her favorite Jewish foods, including some that are her own guilty pleasures and some that found their way into her restaurant. She also shares what she considers to be...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more