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                       Desserts from the Desert

A Coming Together of Culinary Minds and Hearts

Kehillat Masada and Jodi’s Kosher Kitchen were privileged to host a cooking demonstration with a group of representatives from the agricultural community of the Arava through the Australia Arava Partnership made possible by the Zionist Federation of Australia and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

This culinary delegation hopes to promote and strengthen the ongoing partnership between people in Australia and the Arava in order to highlight Jewish identity, share cultures and create an awareness of the Arava, its communities and the sophisticated agriculture and research that takes place there.

Held at Kehillat Masada on Sunday morning, the delectable event was attended by some 40 people who came together with a love for everything food.

The menu boasted various tantalizing treats such as Pavlova with salted caramel and fruit, layered Nutella cheesecake, free form fruit tart, tahini biscuits and baklava fingers, just to name a few. Guests enjoyed mouth-watering tastings and even got to take some dessert home, together with the innovative recipes that were demonstrated.

In addition to the cooking expertise on offer, guests were also shown a video about the Arava region, explaining how these communities have been able to transform the dry and isolated desert to a thriving and flourishing region, miraculously responsible for 60% of Israel’s fresh vegetable exports.

Jodi Sherman of Jodi’s Kosher Kitchen expressed her excitement after the successful morning, “It was a beautiful morning, the joining of minds connected through cooking. And the video was so interesting… to see how they grow vegetables from nothing and just flourish.” Jodi also mentioned that she hopes to help host another joint cooking demonstration next year, again showcasing some extraordinary culinary delights while nurturing a relationship between our community and theirs.

Sun, 1 May 2016 23 Nisan 5776