Congregation Beth Israel plans Shavuot cooking demonstration
Paula Shoyer, an internationally acclaimed kosher chef and baker, will lead a cooking demonstration and tasting at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. The menu includes gluten-free cheese blintzes, quinoa and beet salad, golden tomato soup, and rugelach; the menu is appropriate for Shavuot, when it is traditional to eat a dairy meal. The shul’s sisterhood sponsors the community program.
Ms. Shoyer, a French-trained pastry chef, teaches cooking and baking classes around the world. Her recipes have been featured in newspapers, magazines, websites, and blogs, and on radio and television shows across the country. Her cookbooks include “The Kosher Baker,” “The Holiday Kosher Baker,” “The New Passover Menu,” “The Healthy Jewish Kitchen,” and “The Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook.”
“We are so excited to welcome Paula back to our community,” the evening’s chair, Marcia Wiener, said. “Paula has visited us both in person and virtually during the pandemic, and we’ve had a blast each time. Paula’s cookbooks, with their delicious and innovative recipes, have become staples in kosher homes.”
To register, go to cbinj.org/event/shavuoutshoyer23. It costs $36; an in-depth full-day cooking experience is available for $118, which includes lunch and a special gift for participating.
For more information, call the synagogue at (908) 889-1830.