March 3, 2024 | 2pm

ADMISSION: This program is free for all as part of Free First Sundays.
Join us to celebrate the release of chef Sonya Sanford’s debut cookbook, Braids: Recipes From My Pacific Northwest Jewish Kitchen. Sonya will share the inspiration behind her recipes, reminisce on the Jewish food scene in Portland, and weave in stories of family, creativity, and community.
The Braids cookbook will be available for purchase in the gift shop before the event. While you’re here, we encourage you to enjoy OJMCHE’s newest exhibition Oregon Jews A-Z for more memories of Jewish cooking in the Pacific Northwest.

Sonya Sanford is a writer, chef, and podcast host living in Portland, OR. Born in Seattle to Ukrainian-immigrant parents, Sonya spent her early professional life working in the film industry in Los Angeles before pivoting to a career as a chef and moving back to the Pacific Northwest to open her Jewish restaurant, Beetroot Market & Deli. Specializing in Ukrainian and Soviet food, Jewish diasporic food, and Pacific Northwest seasonal cooking, she is a regular contributor to The Nosher, and her writing has been featured in Eater, Tablet Magazine, JTA News, and her recipes are syndicated in local Jewish media outlets across the country. You can read about her here:  https://issuu.com/jewishlifemagazine/docs/orjl_sept_oct_2023_iss or find more of her work at www.sonyasanford.com

This program is free for all as part of Free First Sundays. Our Free First Sundays Program is made possible by the generous support of Randy Katz and Peter Wigmore, the Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Supporting Foundation of OJCF, the Jerry and Helen Stern Grandchildren’s Fund of OJCF, Neighbors West-Northwest, and the Jackson Foundation.
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