FORA.tv Speaker - Karen Adelman

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Biography

Karen Adelman and Chez Panisse alum Peter Levitt strive to steward a Jewish cuisine reflecting season, time and place, reconnecting with traditional culinary practices.

In the States, Karen Adelman, the California native born of New Yorkers, enjoyed a Jewish education developed mainly via palate. Twice annually her family made pilgrimages to New York eateries in the city and the boroughs. In this way she came to know "what was what."

Meanwhile Karen studied Sociology and Mass Communications at UC Berkeley. She waited tables at Saul's after her publishing office was crushed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Eventually Karen came to manage Saul's. Karen called Peter out of teaching to help her purchase and run Saul's Restaurant and Delicatessen with her. They never stop talking with other deli colleagues. They eat widely and argue passionately.

2 Programs

Exploring the Thrills and Challenges of the Modern Deli

05.19.11 | 01:32:14 min | 0 comments

Referendum on the Jewish Deli Menu

02.09.10 | 01:08:35 min | 4 comments