For a century Jewish cuisine in America was the recipes that arrived with immigrants from Eastern Europe ... matzo balls, brisket, bagels and latkes. Now the influence of Mediterranean Jews is making its way to our shores.


  • Chef Joyce Goldstein is a food consultant and the author of The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home.

Connecting, Trading, And Traveling With Bread

Nov 21, 2014
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Bakers all over the world experience the intoxicating smell of fresh baked bread, and many share their work with their communities. On this edition of Up to Date, host Steve Kraske talks with a woman who has traveled the world with her sourdough starter sharing it with people from Berlin to Afghanistan. 


A refugee at age 10 and an immigrant at 12, Lidia Bastianich has always associated food with family and home. A wife, mother and restaurateur by age 24, Lidia's passion for bringing the taste of Italy to the American table has made her a favorite among PBS viewers, home chefs and foodies.