Culinary author to speak at Jewish History Museum

breaking-bread-in-galilee-rosner-coverThe Jewish History Museum will present Abbie Rosner, author of “Breaking Bread in Galilee: A Culinary Journey into the Promised Land” on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Rosner, an American, moved from Washington, D.C. to Israel’s lower Galilee in the late 1980s. In the process of exploring local foods and ancient culinary traditions, she discovered that sharing food and cooking techniques is a powerful means for bridging the Arab-Jewish divide. “Part culinary memoir, part study of the traditional foodways of the region, and part ode to the lasting friendships she’s made,” the book is “a delightful and heart-warming look at the power of food as both a link to the past and a tool of communication,” says The Jewish Daily Forward.

The event will include a discussion, book signing and a wine and cheese reception. Admission is $5. RSVP to 670-9093 or jhmtucson@gmail.com.