On Jewish food and the American dream
The family-owned Streit's Matzo factory on the Lower East Side has been feeding Americans since the 1920s. A crowdsourcing campaign is underway to complete a movie that tells its story.
Michael Levine was walking down Rivington Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side some four years ago, when curiosity made him peek through the window of an old factory. He noticed a busy floor with workers in aprons around some old machines. One of them noticed him, grabbed something from an oven, and handed Michael a freshly baked matzah.
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