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Join us for an intimate Food & Books event to celebrate Indian Jewish cuisine & culture with Elana Benjamin.

We will make dhal, pilau and date babas and will talk about Elana’s cultural and culinary heritage, and her book “My Mother’s Spice Cupboard”.

Elana Benjamin is an Australian-Jewish writer of Indian-Iraqi heritage. Her work has been published in Good Weekend, Sunday Life, The Sydney Morning Herald, SBS Voices, Essential Kids, Plus61J Media and the Jewish Book Council blog. Elana is also the author of ‘My Mother’s Spice Cupboard: A Journey from Baghdad to Bombay to Bondi’ (Hybrid Publishers, 2012), a memoir/history which traces her family’s migration from Iraq to India to Australia. She is a co-founder of Sephardi Mizrahi Voices Australia, an organisation which seeks to raise awareness of Sephardi-Mizrahi culture, tradition and history. Elana holds an Arts/Law degree (History major) from the University of New South Wales. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two teenage children.

This is a small group event – spaces strictly limited!

WHEN: 11am-2:30pm, Sunday, 4 June

WHERE: Private home in Sydney Eastern Suburbs (address details will be sent to registered participants prior to event)