Israeli and Palestinian Cuisine in Diaspora

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Harry Kashdan
November 7, 2019
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Location
OSU Hillel, 46 East 16th Ave, 43201

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Add to Calendar 2019-11-07 17:30:00 2019-11-07 19:00:00 Israeli and Palestinian Cuisine in Diaspora
Harry Kashdan, a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State, will discuss how cookbooks can be analyzed as literary objects. In the cookbook, Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi, a Jew, and Sami Tamimi, a Palestinian, distinctions between Israeli Jews and Palestinians are repeatedly raised and then dismissed in order to find common ground between Israel and Palestine.
 
The literary dimensions of their cookbooks attempt to harmonize their fraught personal narratives with the commercial forces at play in cookbook publishing: peace sells better than conflict, and diasporic nostalgia never goes out of style.
More about Dr. Kasdan.
 
A light Sephardi-style meal will be served following Dr. Kashdan's talk.
 
The program and food are free, but space is limited. RSVP by November 4 to Shirly Mizrachi, shirly@osuhillel.org.
 
OSU Hillel, 46 East 16th Ave, 43201 Near Eastern Languages and Cultures nelc@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Harry Kashdan, a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State, will discuss how cookbooks can be analyzed as literary objects. In the cookbook, Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi, a Jew, and Sami Tamimi, a Palestinian, distinctions between Israeli Jews and Palestinians are repeatedly raised and then dismissed in order to find common ground between Israel and Palestine.
 
The literary dimensions of their cookbooks attempt to harmonize their fraught personal narratives with the commercial forces at play in cookbook publishing: peace sells better than conflict, and diasporic nostalgia never goes out of style.
More about Dr. Kasdan.
 
A light Sephardi-style meal will be served following Dr. Kashdan's talk.
 
The program and food are free, but space is limited. RSVP by November 4 to Shirly Mizrachi, shirly@osuhillel.org.