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Master Chef: Flavoring and Savoring Passover with Susan Barocas & Bonnie Benwick

Sunday, April 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


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Flavoring and Savoring Passover with noted Jewish chef Susan Barocas and veteran food writer Bonnie Benwick

Sephardic and Ashkenazic flavors come together for a Passover class featuring new twists on some old favorites. Starting with two not-the-usual haroset, we’ll work our way through an everything-but-the-main meal for Seder and beyond. Our meal includes the fine points of matzah ball soup plus a fish dish (not gefilte), two vegetable dishes and, of course, a pair of desserts. Class includes tastings, hands-on cooking and some food to take home, so bring a few containers along with an apron. Please be sure to wear a mask.

Susan Barocas is an award-winning writer, chef, cooking instructor and entertainment coach with a passion for healthy, no-waste cooking and Jewish cuisines, especially Sephardic food, history and culture. Founding director of the innovative Jewish Food Experience, she served as the guest chef for three of President Obama’s White House Seders. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Lilith, Moment magazine and The Nosher among other outlets. In addition to teaching private classes, Susan has presented classes, given talks and cooked across the US and internationally as well as on broadcast media.

Bonnie Benwick is the former deputy food editor and recipes editor at The Washington Post. She is a freelance editor, recipe tester/developer and consultant. She has lead Hill Center’s Holiday Cookie Baking class since 2013. Of all the Jewish holidays to cook for, Passover is by far her favorite.

You can find Susan’s recipes for Jeweled Rice and Persian Spiced Fish, and Bonnie’s recipes for Date-Night Pasta and Avocado and Blood Orange Salsa in A Taste of Hill Center: Recipes from our Community Table.

As this class is in-person, we require all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All participants are required to wear masks except when tasting. This class requires at least 6 participants.

If you need assistance registering, please check out these step-by-step instructions, video tutorial or call (202) 549-4172 for assistance.


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Sunday, April 3
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$100 per person
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Bonnie Benwick
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Participation Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner


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