Discover Sephardic Culture, Cuisine and Ladino Music. July 26, 2017
Join us in welcoming renowned cookbook author and artist Stella Cohen in a
multi-sensory exploration of the history, gastronomic legacy and mystic symbolism of Sephardic culture dating back to Medieval Spain. Savor rich spices of delectable appetizers, fragrant tea infusions, while listening to the gorgeous melodies of live Ladino music.
Speaker at a Cultural Evening to be held in Madrid, 4 July 2017:
I am thrilled to have been invited by Casa Sefarad-Israel in Spain to participate and celebrate together at a cultural evening to be held in Madrid, July 4th. Together with Alicia Moral (Ambassador of Spain, Zimbabwe) and Miguel de Lucas (Director-general of Casa Sefarad-Israel). I look forward to finally reconnecting after over 500 years in exile from Spain at this memorable event.
Stella's Book Signings and Events
Speaker at Congregation Or VeShalom, Atlanta, 21 September 2014: OVS Centennial Celebration Event: My Judeo-Spanish Culinary Odyssey from Rhodes Island to Africa.
Invitation excerpt: “Mrs Cohen will speak on the foods of Rhodes with the origins from the Sephardim of Spain during the Middle Ages through to the Ottoman Empire and the journey to Africa.”
Book Signing, Harare, Zimbabwe, 11 November 2013: Book signing of the second printing of Stella’s Sephardic Table following the international sell out of the first edition.
Exclusive Books, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 13 October 2013: Book signing of the second printing of Stella’s Sephardic Table following the international sell out of the first edition.
Exclusive Books, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 10 March 2013: Book signing.
Exclusive Books, V&A Waterfront and Constantia, Cape Town, 3 March 2013: Book signing of Stella’s Sephardic Table.
Speaker at Congregation Edmond J. Safra, 4 December 2012: My Judeo-Spanish Culinary Odyssey from Rhodes Island to Africa.
Speech excerpt: “Though our cuisine evolved, the essence of being Sephardic remained intact – namely having a deep sense of family and community, a profound connection to the Divine, and a love of life - gozar de la vida. The Ladino saying si no sovra no basta means ‘If there is not a little food left over at a meal not enough has been prepared’, Rhodeslis are especially renowned for their openhearted hospitality, generosity and conviviality.”
Speaker at Congregation Shearith Israel, Manhattan 28 November 2012: My Judeo-Spanish Culinary Odyssey from Rhodes Island to Africa.
Stella Cohen will discuss her book, Stella's Sephardic Table. This book is a treasure trove of inspiration for the soul, filled with flavourful, easy-to-follow recipes, all lavishly illustrated and garnished with anecdotes, Ladino sayings, stories and rare insights into family-cherished tips and hints traditionally passed from mother to daughter.
Book Signing, Harare, Zimbabwe, September 2012: Book signing of Stella’s Sephardic Table.
Speaker at the South African Jewish Museum, “Old Shul”, Cape Town, 15 August 2012: Meet and greet the author of Stella’s Sephardic Table.
Exclusive Books, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 15 July 2012: Book signing and first look at a new cooking classic.
Speaker at Baruch College, Jewish Studies Centre, New York, 15 May 2012: The Taste of Home: The Influence of Traditional Cuisine in a New World.