Ah, the gefilte fish. Not the sort of fish you find in an aquarium, it’s a Jewish dish of poached fish, matzoh meal (ground crispbread), onions and egg. These little fish balls are so closely associated with Ashkenazi Jewish food that London’s Jewish food festival is named after them. Gefiltefest is back for its fourth year, and there’s a lot more than just fish to sample. Head to the London Jewish Cultural Centre, near Golders Green, on Sunday May 19 to explore the rich diversity of Jewish diaspora cuisine. Try your hand at making sweet challah bread, and hear about its history. Get your favourite Claudia Roden cookery book autographed by the author herself, and gefill up on Judaic edible delights from the stalls in the garden. Everyone is welcome, and there are plenty of activities for the kiddies too.
Tickets are priced at: Adults £25 and Kids £12.50 and are available from ljcc.org.uk.