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The Great Kugel Cook Off!

October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

October 8, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Included with Museum Admission – Get Your Tickets Now!

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 What Is Kugel?!?


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Inspired by the success of our Great Chicken Soup Cook Off the JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage another culinary championship! This year’s star is everyone’s favorite Jewish side dish – Kugel! Once again we invite Maryland’s greatest amateur cooks from newbies to bubbies to participate in this important statewide search: The Great Kugel Cook Off of 2017!



Even if you choose not to compete we encourage you to join us at the JMM for a day dedicated to kugel with tastings, tips from professionals and the announcement of Maryland’s greatest kugel. We’ll also have hands-on activities for the family, including building model sukkahs and creating pasta-based stained glass art!


The Judges


Amy Simon, Events Coordinator for Eddie’s of Roland Park

Simone Ellin, Associate Editor of JMORE

Mark Davis, Executive Chef for CinéBistro

Sam Gallant, WTMD

Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland (Director’s Choice Award only)

and, of course, YOU! All attendees are invited to vote for the People’s Choice Best Kugel Recipe!




The cook off will consist of three separate categories. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category plus an overall “Best Kugel” winner.


Sweet – From Yerushalmi to Sweet Potato, these Kugels can be made with noodles, vegetables, or any other Kugel classics you can think of. Just make sure it hits the sweet spot and is good enough for dessert!

Savory – Onion, Salt and Pepper, and Potato are some of the favorites in this category. Show us your Bubbie’s recipe or your own interpretations.

Nontraditional– This category can include things like vegan or gluten free kugel but it also includes any type of unconventional kugel your mind can come up with.




Kugel Champion

Best Sweet Kugel

Best Savory Kugel

Best Nontraditional Kugel

Under 16 Champion 





October 8, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm