Just what a title says. Michael Floreak of The Boston Globe spoke with me about Yiddish food.
This category includes both interviews with Wex and interviews by Wex.
Just click on Passover when you get to the CFRB 1010 page to hear me talking about Passover with deli legend Zane Caplansky, chef Eyal Liebman, and sommelier Rebecca Meir-Liebman on Zane’s weekly Let’s Eat program.
Michael Wex is not a chef. He’s not a lifelong challah baker, an avid cookbook collector, or even, by his own admission, much of a home cook. But his new book, Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can’t Stop Eating It, might just be the most important Jewish food book published this year. That’s […]
Give a listen to Kara Rota and me talking about matzoh, Rhapsody in Schmaltz and other burnt, if not quite burning, issues at Clever Cookstr’s Quick and Dirty Tips.
Ian Henschke interviews Wex for the morning show on 891 ABC Adelaide ahead of his lecture at the University of Adelaide.
Wex gets interviewed by the Australian Jewish News about Yiddish, The Stooges and stand-up comedy. When people think of Moe, Larry and Curly, they rarely think of Yiddish. But should they? In one of my lectures, I’ve focused on the pivotal role of the Three Stooges in transmitting not just Yiddish words but Yiddish values […]
From Mrs. Wex: When Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word “knaidel”, the celebration I had anticipated never materialized. I envisaged universal excitement at the fact that a Yiddish word was partly responsible for earning a kid $30,000. Instead my Facebook feed was filled with angry Yiddishists arguing about […]
Last week Wex was interviewed by Tamara Kramer for the Shtetl on the Shortwave show in Montreal about why the Joseph Opatoshu novel “In the Forests of Poland” is worth translating and preserving for future generations to enjoy. To listen to the fifteen minute interview please press the “play” button on the player below: To […]
If you speak Yiddish, or even if you don’t, you can hear me talking to Mark David about Opatoshu and the Indiegogo campaign on his popular Yiddish radio show, Yiddish Web, tonight, May 8, between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. EDT. Just click the link and press “listen live” once you get there. http://www.yiddishvoice.com
It’s been awfully quiet on this website of late. That’s because Wex is busy writing his new book on Jewish food. However, this Monday you will have a chance to see him live at the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. The event, entitled “Heartburn is History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food” is free and takes place at the Harbourfront […]