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We are Benedetta Jasmine Guetta and Manuel Kanah, and is our food blog: since 2009, we have been writing about recipes on these pages, covering a little bit of all topics, but with a special interest in Jewish cuisine, both Italian and from around the world.

Benedetta e Manuel, autori di Labna

Cooking alla Giudia

A celebration of the Jewish Food of Italy

Cooking alla Giudia is my tribute to the wonderfully rich, yet still largely unknown, culinary heritage of the Jews of Italy. From Roman deep-fried artichokes (carciofi alla giudia) to Venetian sarde in saor (sweet-and-sour sardines), Apulian orecchiette pasta, and Sicilian caponata, some of Italy’s best-known dishes are Jewish in origin. But little is known about the Jewish people in Italy and their culinary traditions. It was the Jews, for example, who taught Italians to appreciate eggplants, and thus helped inspire the classic eggplant parmigiana and many other local specialties. Did you know that?!

Cooking alla Giudia


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