A Muslim-Jewish love story
Beyhan Çagri Trock beautiful Turkish and Sephardi cookbook,“The Ottoman Turk and the Pretty Jewish Girl”, is more than just a collection of recipes - it's also a fascinating memoir of her parents and their stormy life story.
“The pretty Jewish girl’s funeral was as unique and accepting as she was. Her casket was carried from the hearse on the shoulders of her son, her Muslim son-in-law, her Christian son-in-law ,her Jewish son-in-law and the grandsons she was so proud of... Younus said a few prayers from the Quran in front of her plain white coffin. Then he translated the Arabic into English. Jewish family members said...
Vered Guttman is a caterer and a food writer based in Washington DC. Growing up in Israel she took her first lessons in Jewish cooking sitting at the tables of her two grandmothers, one from Poland, the other from Iraq. In Modern Manna, Vered will share a mix of new Israeli trends and old Jewish traditions, sprinkled with a distinct Sephardic flavor. Follow Vered on Twitter @veredguttman