Susie visits Emory University to meet tomorrow’s kosher chefs

Monday night Sept. 20th, Susie Fishbein conducted a special cooking demonstration for thirty eager students from Atlanta’s Emory University. Hosted at the Emory University Chabad House, under the leadership of Rabbi Zalman and Miriam Lipsker, Susie showed the students how to prepare a three-course meal.

The first dish was a blended appetizer that Susie calls a “Middle Eastern Martini”, consisting of her Creamy Chummos with Steeped Tomatoes with a Moroccan Cigar inserted at an angle for flair. The second course was Mexican Chicken Strips with spicy dipping sauce, a showcase recipe from her next-to-be-released Kosher by Design Teens and 20-Somethings. For dessert, Susie showed how easy it is to whip up a delicious serving of Molten Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies (also found in Teens and 20-Somethings).

Asked why she’s teaching Jewish students on campus about kosher cooking when so few of them actually cook, Susie said, “Students would like to cook for themselves and their friends. But fewer dorms today have kitchen facilities. That seems to be a national trend. So it’s the cafeteria, the vending machines, or the convenience stores for the freshmen and sophomores. However, many juniors and seniors tend to live off campus and have to fend for themselves. Whether on or off campus, I’m teaching students skills and perspectives that can serve them long beyond their campus days.”

The Emory University cooking demo was the kickoff event of a coast-to-coast college tour that Susie is conducting over the next six months. If you are interested in having Susie at a university near year, please send an email to:!

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