Videos : Jewish music and cuisine

Three short videos produced by the EIJM for a conference by Hervé Roten at the Cercle Bernard Lazare in Paris, on the subject of "Jewish music and cuisine" in the Yiddish, Ladino and Eastern traditions

Jewish cuisine is a language itself. Substratum of the Jewish mother, it feeds the children for their traumas and roots them into their Jewish identity. All these dishes we loved or hated, we speak of them with fervour, after our 40 years. Our mother’s borekas, her marvelous chopped liver, her delicious couscous, all of them bring us back to a blessed childhood when life was simple : either we ate what was in front of us, or we were responsible for the immediate death of our mother ! But Jewish cuisine isn’t only guilt, it is also pleasure of the mouth. So much that many artists sing about it with humor and nostalgia, as we will see in the videos below ...

Yiddish music and cuisine

Musical excerpts :
00:08 Gefilte Fish - Henri Gerro
01:19 La carpe farcie (sur un air de Schubert) - Cyrille Gerstenhaber
02:20 Bulbes - Ben Zimet
04:40 Pierozki-varnitchkes - Ino Toper

Judeo-Spanish music and cuisine

Musical excerpts :
00:18 Siete modos de guizados en la berenjena - Shira U’tfila
01:53 El festin de hanukàh - Berta Aguado
03:12 Oy que buena ke fue la ora - Judith Cohen
04:36 Una Muchacha en Selanica - Hélène Engel

Eastern music and cuisine

Musical excerpts :
00:18 Fais-moi du couscous chéri - Bob Azzam
02:15 Les merguez - Blond Blond
04:23 Oran Oran - Maurice El Medioni
07:18 Velanou iech falafel - Barukh Nadav

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