Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity

October 23, 2011- December 30, 2012

Mention “Jewish food” and we all smile knowingly. For many, the phrase summons thoughts of home and tradition. But food is also the topic of frequent dispute among Jews. Clearly, Jewish food is about more than matzoh balls.

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Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity 
examines the diversity of Jewish eating and uncovers the messages in our meals. It shows how the foods we choose to eat speak volumes about who we are.

Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity is made possible by leadership gifts from: The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor; The Herbert Bearman Foundation; and Anonymous (2). The exhibition is currnetly on display in the JMM’s Samson, Rosetta and Sadie B. Feldman Exhibition Gallery.