For a nice Jewish meal, call….

Posted on November 7, 2011 by

A blog post by Curator Karen Falk. Photos by Will Kirk and Mark Mehlinger.

Actually, Chosen Food doesn’t really tell you who to call, and that’s just the point. It all depends on what you think constitutes a “nice Jewish meal,” and your opinion depends on where you’re from, how old you are, perhaps, and a host of life experiences.

That didn’t stop a crowd of almost 400 from enjoying our new exhibition on October 23.  See these photos from the event!

“Jewish people never do anything without food,” says Angella Nazarian on the opening panel.  If there is a single statement in the exhibit with which most people would agree, that is probably the one.

Visitors vote for the food that is “most Jewish.” A week later, matzah balls are still in the lead, but bagels are making a strong come-from-behind showing.

Students of the culinary institute atBaltimoreInternationalCollege, located just around the corner from the JMM onLombard Street, arranged and served our kosher refreshments—thank you to A&L Foods for providing the food! Here, the chefs roll into the museum.

Jewish food is brown—there’s just no way around it—but the BIC chefs made it look appetizing, nonetheless.

Audrey Polt contributed many images to the exhibition.

The photo of her mother, Sadye Goldseker, serving matzah ball soup on Passover, 1954 has come to identify the show.

Chosen Food takes an in-depth look at the Jewish meaning of eating out. Our media sponsor, Elan Kornblum of Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine was tickled with the exhibition.

These photos offer just a little taste of the exhibition. Come to the Museum for the full course experience.

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