Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals

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Francesco Spagnolo, India Mandelkern.


Berkeley, Calif., USA, 2014. Booklet, 33 pp., illustrations: 10 col., 1 b&w, 28 × 10.7 cm. English.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley (28 August 2014–26 June 2015)


An exploration of the traditions, tastes, rituals and customs that define Jewish food. Exhibits listed according to display cases, each focusing on a specific theme: Religious and Secular Food Rituals, Food and Celebration, Ritual Bread Covers, Wimpel and Wine, Esther Scrolls and Banquets, Ritual Slaughter, Educating with Food, The Ritual Table, etc. Introduction to each section. Basic and descriptive entries. 127 items.

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