A project supported by Be’chol Lashon, this cookbook aims to celebrate the racial and ethnic diversity within the Jewish community. We want to celebrate the myriad unique experiences that each of us has as a product of our identities. We will pair recipes with poems, stories, essays, and photographs from submitters so that it becomes more than just a cookbook but also a mosaic of experiences from a plethora of backgrounds.
Submissions for Tlaim:
The Patchwork Cookbook
Meet the Team
Alana Chandler (she/they) is a Chicago-born Japanese-Jewish undergraduate at MIT studying Materials Science and Engineering. Chandler is interested in cooking and food justice. Since their first year of highschool, Chandler has run an amateur food blog @chow.by.chandler and
Having experienced feelings of both invisibility and hypervisibility as a JoC, they hope this cookbook will serve as a resource for JoCs to connect through our multifaceted identities.
Jess Cohen (they/she) is a Chinese Jewish undergraduate originally from New York State studying physics at MIT. They like to cook in big batches and are a big fan of eating leftovers. They’re honestly pretty terrible at baking, but it’s still a fun thing to do with friends! She’s particularly passionate about social justice, especially climate and queer justice, and finding community with other Jews of Color.
Léa Jean-François (she/her) is a Caribbean-Jewish recent graduate of Barnard College where she studied Environmental Science and Biology. Léa has spent her summer after college studying organic farming and is now conducting research investigating diseases related to the essential tissue barriers. Léa values growing, cooking, and eating food that is supportive of the land, closely connected to the local community, and shares nourishment. Léa has long awaited a JoC cookbook to share/learn of one another’s culture, and hopes this cookbook will allow JoC to find comfort through cuisine.
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Arielle Mindel (Jan-June 2021).
Zandra Campbell (Feb-May 2021).