Amelia Saltsman will sign copies of her new cookbook, “The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen,” at The City of Santa Monica Wednesday Downtown Farmer’s Market. In her second cookbook, Amelia shares 150 recipes that offer a refreshingly different take on traditional and contemporary Jewish cooking, tracing the delicious thread of Jewish cuisine from its ancient roots to today’s focus on seasonality and sustainability. Books will be available for purchase at $29.95.

Amelia traces the delicious thread of Jewish cuisine from its ancient roots to today’s focus on seasonality and sustainability. She draws on her own rich food history to bring you a warmly personal cookbook filled with soul-satisfying spins on beloved classics and bold new dishes. From her Iraqi grandmother’s kitchri — red lentils melted into rice with garlic slow-cooked to sweetness — to four-ingredient Golden Borscht with Buttermilk and Fresh Ginger and vibrant Blood Orange and Olive Oil Polenta Upside-Down Cake, Amelia’s melting-pot approach will win over a new generation of cooks.

Guided by the Jewish calendar, Amelia divides the book into six micro-seasons that highlight the deep connection of Jewish traditions to the year’s cycles. Today’s sustainability and gleaning projects are founded in the agricultural and social justice lessons of the Bible, and it’s no coincidence that holiday foods are seasons-based-the spring herbs of Passover, for instance, or the autumn pomegranates and apples of Rosh Hashanah.

The City of Santa Monica Farmer’s Market under the tent at 3rd Street and Arizona Avenue on Wednesday, Sept.2, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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