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The Art of Gazoz: A Culinary Demonstration with Benny Briga & Adeena Sussman
Sun August 1, 2021 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Lovingly crafted from sparkling water, fresh fruits, herbs, spices and syrups, gazoz is a beverage unlike any other. These bouquet-like drinks are available in nearly every colour of the rainbow, with every fragrant flavour you could possibly imagine. With a history dating back many decades in Tel Aviv, gazoz has recently been reimagined with thanks to Benny Briga’s popular Café Levinsky 41, where these effervescent concoctions practically fly off the counter.
Celebrating the release of their new cookbook, Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks, join us on your Sunday afternoon for a live demonstration and discussion with Benny Briga and Adeena Sussman as we learn how to handcraft our very own gazoz to impress your family, friends, and most definitely yourself! Whether it’s a Sunday brunch, a picnic, or just a sunny afternoon, these artful drinks are sure to leave you and your loved ones wanting more!
While you have the chance to concoct recipes along with Benny and Adeena, we’ll also learn about the history and culture of gazoz within Tel Aviv’s culinary scene and beyond. During a Q&A moderated by Lara Rabinovitch, guests will also have the chance to ask questions to our guests.
This event is proudly presented in partnership with GenMTL and Appetite for Books. We also thank the support of the Nussia and Andre Aisenstadt Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation, and Federation CJA for making this event possible.
Please note that recipes will be shared with attendees in the days before the event, so you can purchase ingredients in time for the demonstration. The Zoom link will be sent to attendees via email shortly before the event. Registration is required ahead of time through JLive.
About Our Guests:
Benny Briga is a chef and owner of Café Levinsky 41, located in Tel Aviv’s trendy Levinsky Market. He is also the co-author of Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical Seasonal, Sparkling Drinks.
Adeena Sussman is the author of Sababa and the co-author of 14 cookbooks including the bestsellers Cravings and Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen. She is the co-author of Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical Seasonal, Sparkling Drinks.
Lara Rabinovitch, PhD, is a writer and consultant specializing in food, restaurant culture, and immigrant history. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Saveur, The Globe & Mail, and other media outlets. She is co-curator of the upcoming exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center, I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli.