Bay Area Chefs and Authors Micah Siva & Faith Kramer Discuss Jewish Cuisine


Join us  on Monday June 17th at 7pm, when we welcome Bay Area chefs and cookbook authors MICAH SIVA (right) and FAITH KRAMER to the store. Micah (author of Nosh: Plant-Forward Recipes Celebrating Modern Jewish Cuisine) and Faith (author of 52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen) join forces to bring a lively discussion of Jewish Cuisine and its cultural significance. Micah and Faith will sign copies of their cookbooks after the presentation. (Micah's photo by Aliah Husain)

This is a free event, but you must pre-register on Eventbrite or in the store to ensure seating.  Click Here to order a copy of Nosh and Click Here to order a copy of 52 Shabbats.

Food is a central part of Jewish culture, and those who don't connect with the foods of yesterday may feel as though a part of their heritage is missing. Nosh is the vegetarian cookbook for the modern Jewish kitchen, drawing inspiration from history through a 21st century lens. With the rise in plant-based eating across the globe, Nosh is an ideal guide for those looking to connect with and share their Judaism in a way that feels authentic in today's landscape. Author, food writer, and registered dietician Micah Siva hopes to inspire meals not only for the holidays, but for the simple joy of elevating beloved Jewish flavors into everyday life.

52 Shabbats includes over fifty primary recipes to anchor your menu More than twenty recipes for side dishes, accompaniments, and desserts Short essays that detail global foodways and histories Explanation of the Shabbat ritual. Faith Kramer outlines recipe pairings in a mix-and-match friendly format, incorporating easy substitutes throughout the cookbook to make Shabbat accessible for all lifestyles. From gefilte fish to challah, berbere lentils to cardamom cheesecakes, these seasonally organized recipes will never fail to inspire your weekly dinner menu.

MICAH SIVA is a trained chef, registered dietitian, recipe writer, and food photographer, specializing in modern Jewish cuisine. After graduating from the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health & Culinary Arts, she pursued a career in nutrition and later worked for global brands, media outlets, and publications in food media. She shares Jewish-inspired, plant-forward recipes through her blog, Nosh with Micah. Micah lives in San Francisco, California, with her husband, Josh, their new baby boy, and their mini sheepadoodle, Buckwheat.

FAITH KRAMER is a food writer and recipe developer concentrating on the foodways, history, and customs of the Jewish diaspora. She has written hundreds of posts on her website about Jewish customs and food, travel, and global ingredients with accompanying recipes, which can be found at As a columnist for the j., the Jewish News of Northern California, she writes articles twice a month on food and cooking along with original recipes. Faith lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is requested. Registration ends at 5:30 pm on JuNE 17th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 PM for the event.

PLEASE leave your non-support companion animals at home.

OUR shared restrooms are not accessible after 6:30 PM, please plan accordingly.

Monday, June 17, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Nosh: Plant-Forward Recipes Celebrating Modern Jewish Cuisine By Micah Siva, Adeena Sussman (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Micah Siva, Adeena Sussman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781685553272
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: The Collective Book Studio - March 5th, 2024

52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen By Faith Kramer, Clara Rice (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Faith Kramer, Clara Rice (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781951412180
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: The Collective Book Studio - December 14th, 2021