The JCC of Northern NJ offers “Food & Flowers,” a two-part Zoom series, in anticipation of the High Holy Days. On September 15 at 7 p.m., participants will see chef Michael A. Gardiner prepare modern twists on three traditional dishes: beet tzimmes, Israeli couscous with asparagus and tomato confit, and a special take on traditional gefilte fish, oil-poached tuna with Chettinad curry and coriander chutney. He also will talk about these foods’ history and significance, as he does in his book, “Modern Kosher: Global Flavors, New Traditions.” All participants will receive the recipes in advance and have an opportunity for a Q&A with the author.
Part two, “Floral Arranging,” is on September 16 at 6 p.m. Karina Granin of NYC-based City Blossoms will demonstrate how to create beautiful floral arrangements for your Rosh Hashanah table. Participants will have the option of picking flowers to arrange from their gardens or local markets or buying a floral kit, which includes all the tools and flowers to make the same arrangement.
More information, a link to buy a floral kit, and registration for one or both events is at jccnnj.org.