Join Us at King Solomon's Table with Joan Nathan

King Solomon's Table with Joan Nathan

Join Historic Columbia and the History Center at the University of South Carolina for “King Solomon’s Table with Joan Nathan” from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.

This special event, presented in conjunction with Kugels & Collards, will feature a talk by Joan Nathan, a James Beard award-winner, much-loved cookbook author, and authority on Jewish cooking across the globe.

“When Kugels & Collards was launched, our hope was to expand on the history of the Jewish community in Columbia using Jewish cooking to engage family stories and history. We are honored to welcome the doyenne of Jewish cooking, Joan Nathan, whose research in preserving Jewish foodways ties together cuisine and history. Her expertise and perspective will surely add to the already robust conversations we’ve begun through the Kugels & Collards project.” — Rachel Barnett, co-founder of Kugels & Collards

The presentation will be followed by a reception with southern Jewish recipes from Nathan’s cookbooks. Nathan will be on hand to sign her most recent publication, King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, which was released in April 2017. The cookbook will be available for purchase during the event.

Joan Nathan is the author of eleven cookbooks including, Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France (Knopf), was named one of the 10 best cookbooks of 2010 by NPR, Food and Wine magazine, and Bon Appétit magazine. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Tablet Magazine. Learn more about Joan Nathan by visiting her website.

“Joan Nathan has traveled the globe, researching, studying and experiencing the ways in which food shapes and reflects history and culture – from planting and cultivation, preparations and family traditions to the migrations that have longed shaped human life and history. Her magnificent, award- winning books bring this history into our lives and onto our tables.” — Dr. Patricia Sullivan, History Center at the University of South Carolina

In 2014, Historic Columbia embarked on a project now known as the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative (CJHI), which documents the stories of the Jewish population in South Carolina’s capital city. The initial work was to create web-based and print guided tours that provide access to the rich stories about the Jewish community in Columbia.

Just over a year ago, Historic Columbia and CJHI launched a complementary blog, Kugels & Collards, which explores the relationship of Jewish and Southern cooking traditions and the stories of that intersection.

This event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Beth Shalom Synagogue, located at 5827 N. Trenholm Road. This event is made possible through the support of many generous sponsors, including the Columbia Jewish Federation. All proceeds support Historic Columbia’s CJHI project. Visit the link below to learn more or register.