In partnership with our Federation’s Nazarian Initiative and Emerging Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropists*, we invite you to join us for From Farm to Table: A Multicultural Sukkot Cooking Demo. Featuring chef and businesswoman Penny Davidi, “Sephardic Spice Girls” Sharon Gomperts and Rachel Sheff, and cooking show host and private chef Natasha Feldman, this delectable event will showcase the cultural diversity Jewish L.A. has to offer — and help us prepare for the joyous holiday.
Wednesday, October 7th, at 7:00 PM
Zoom link provided upon RSVP
Highlighted dishes include harira — Moroccan vegetable soup — and deconstructed sabich salad (Sephardic Spice Girls), koo koo sabzi — a Persian herb frittata (Penny), and apple cake (Natasha).
About our speakers:
- Penny Davidi — Born in Iran and raised in California, Penny learned the art of cooking from the women in her family and used it as a launching pad to fuse creativity and character into the development of her own innovative recipes. With extensive experience in running her own business Pizza Rustica and holding top corporate positions that included Sysco Culinary Consultant, coupled with the personality and skill to land her multiple TV appearances — notably, Cutthroat Kitchen, Food Network’s Food Network Star and Guy’s Grocery Games All Stars, Fyi, and Bravo’s RHOBH and Vanderpump Rules — Penny is the first Persian Jewish chef to be featured on hit culinary and reality shows and an inspiration to women everywhere. Follow her @pennydavidi.
- Sharon Gomperts and Rachel Sheff — Born in Tel Aviv to a family with roots in Iraq, Sharon’s family emigrated to Sydney, Australia and then to Los Angeles, and with her she brought the classics of Iraqi Jewish food that she learned from her mother and grandmother. Rachel was born in Casablanca to a Spanish Moroccan family that emigrated to Los Angeles when she was seven years old. She learned to cook from her mother and has mastered the art, spice, and spirit of the Moroccan kitchen. Friends since high school, they teamed up as the “Sephardic Spice Girls” to bring their passion for healthy cooking and sharing delicious food to their family, friends, and community. They collaborate on events for the Sephardic Educational Center (SEC) and community cooking classes, and they write a weekly food column for the Jewish Journal. Follow them on Instagram @sephardicspicegirls and on Facebook at Sephardic Spice SEC Food.
- Natasha Feldman — Passionate about making cooking more approachable for home cooks of any level, Natasha is dedicated to teaching viewers of her YouTube series-turned-TV show Nosh with Tash non-fussy, super delicious recipes to boost their kitchen confidence and ability and encourage them to embrace their mistakes and learn new skills. Natasha has appeared on several cooking shows and is a regular contributor to many media outlets. Be sure to follow her culinary adventures on Instagram @noshwithtash.
*Emerging Philanthropists (EP) is the Federation’s philanthropy space for those 40 and under giving a meaningful gift to our Annual Campaign. All women starting out on their philanthropic paths with a gift of $500 or more are part of our Emerging Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy community.