Thursday, January 19, 2006
RMI Event: From Farfel to Falafel
Sunday evening, May 14 - Tuesday, May 16, 2006
'From Farfel to Falafel: Food, Wine and Jewish Culture,' will take place at the University of California, Davis from Sunday evening, May 14 - Tuesday, May 16, 2006. The conference is sponsored by the UC Davis Program in Jewish Studies and the RMI, with additional sponsorship by the Judah Magnes Museum in Berkeley. UC Davis is one of the premier institutions in the world for the scientific study of food and wine. With this conference, we hope to investigate the way food and wine function in a particular culture, that of the Jews, from biblical antiquity to the present day. We are particularly interested in the way food and wine function as bridges between high 'literary' and popular cultures within the Jewish tradition and, in addition, as bridges between Jewish and other cultures.
In addition to the scholarly sessions, we there will be a number of 'hands-on' activities including food sampling and wine tasting, as well as screen a number of relevant films."