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2017 St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Schedule

May 3: Cooking Around the World with Joan Nathan

9780385351140-fullsize-rgbWednesday, May 3, 7pm
Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building

From the James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author and authority: an around-the-world collection of recipes from the global Jewish diaspora—an essential book of cooking and culture.

Driven by a passion for discovery, King Solomon is said to have sent ships to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. joan nathan resizeWith King Solomon’s appetites and explorations in mind, here celebrated author Joan Nathan gathers more than 170 recipes that span the millennia. We travel with Joan from India to France, from Italy to Mexico, from El Salvador to Israel and, of course, all across North America, in a gorgeously illustrated culinary exploration that is filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and fantastic recipes that showcase the diversity of Jewish cuisine.

This event is free and open to the community (no registration required).

Questions? Contact Scott Berzon, Book Festival Director, 314.442.3152

May 28: Breaking Fashion Barriers with Maureen Chiquet

Sunday, May 28, 7pm
Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building

BeyondTheLabel HC cThe St. Louis Jewish Book Festival hosts Maureen Chiquet, former global CEO of Chanel. Chiquet, who attended school in St. Louis at John Burroughs, will speak on behalf of her book, Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms. Chiquet charts her unlikely path beginning as a literature major, sharing the inklings, risks and (re)defining moments that have shaped her exemplary career, Chiquet seeks to inspire a new generation of women, liberal arts grads, and unconventional thinkers to cultivate a way of living and leading that is all their own.

Maureen Chiquet will be interviewed on stage by Susan Sherman, Board Chair of the St. Louis Fashion Fund

This event is free and open to the community (no registration required).

Questions? Contact Scott Berzon, Book Festival Director, 314.442.3152