In celebration of the holidays, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hold a virtual event on family recipes rescued during the Holocaust, via Facebook Live, on Wednesday, December 16, at 9:30 a.m. The discussion is part of the museum’s innovative “Stay Connected” series, which last month won a Shorty Social Good award.
Chef Alon Shaya, a James Beard award–winner and owner of Saba restaurant in New Orleans and Safta in Denver, will be joining the discussion as well as Holocaust survivor Steven Fenves, who will talk about how the family cook heroically saved the recipe book and other treasured items he thought were lost until they were returned after the war.
The recipes were not accessible to the general public before Chef Shaya discovered the book in the museum’s collection. When Shaya discovered that Fenves volunteers at the museum, he reached out to him, and he translated 13 out of more than 140 recipes, including one for a walnut cream cake, so the chef could adapt them for today’s cooks.
For more information, go to ushmm.org/online-calendar/event/VEFBSTAYCONRECIPES1220. Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum; you do not need a Facebook account to view the program.