Sufganiyot and Essential Jewish Baking with Beth A. Lee

Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Thursday, November 18 at 3 pm ET
Free with suggested $10 donation
See “Ways to Watch” below

Join us for this program as we get to know Beth A. Lee, author of the newly released book entitled The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook: 50 Traditional Recipes for Every Occasion. In preparation for Hanukkah, Lee will teach us two ways to make Sufganiyot, the jelly donuts traditionally eaten during the Jewish festival of lights. We’ll also talk about Beth’s life, her transition from working in silicon valley to working with silicone baking mats, her food blog OMG! Yummy and what exactly brought her to write this book.

About the Author

Beth A. Lee grew up on the East Coast before moving to Northern California, far away from the traditional Jewish food she was raised on. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she received a degree in business and pursued a marketing career in Silicon Valley.

In 2010, Beth realized she preferred pita chips over computer chips and launched her food blog, OMG! Yummy. Through her blog, she reconnected with her love of cooking and her passion for documenting her family’s multicultural food traditions.

Beth has been featured in the New York Times and the San Jose Mercury News and has been a frequent contributor to Edible Silicon Valley magazine. She also co-leads a popular virtual cooking group, Tasting Jerusalem, focused on Middle Eastern cuisines and ingredients.

Beth is so glad she can make a New York-style bagel in her sunlit kitchen in Northern California.

Purchase the Book

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Ways to Watch

Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on the Museum’s Facebook page at 3pm ET. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.

NMAJH website: A little before the program start time, the livestream will also be available at the top of this page. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Please note that you may need to refresh your screen and press “play” on the video—the static image will be replaced with the live feed before the program starts.

Zoom: Registration is required to receive the link–click here. The Museum’s Zoom can accommodate 1000 guests. Should we reach that number, please use one of the other methods listed above—they are all free and have unlimited capacity.