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According to Jewish dietary laws, meat and milk dishes have to be prepared and served separately. As a result, North American kosher food traditions have evolved into two distinct categories: the delicatessen, which serves the meat dishes, and “appetizings” — ie. everything eaten with bagels — such as dairy, fish & salads. Using a few clever tweaks and substitutions, a traditional appetizings menu can be made into a delicious vegan feast. Come, eat!
Join The Dep’s resident vegan maven, Emily Zimmerman, and learn how to turn homemade bread dough into bialys — old-school soft, savoury sandwich rolls topped with poppy seeds and caramelized onion and garlic — to eat along with a rich schmear of quick cashew cream cheese. We’ll also make creamed eggplant “herring”, using nori for that salty seafood flavour, as well as an even-better-than-egg salad with tofu, veggies, and special salts and seasonings.
And as a bonus, we’ll make a celery seed and sweet cicely soda, based on the unique Brooklyn beverage, Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda. It may not be available on this side of the border, but we’ll make a cordial that when mixed with seltzer, tastes just like the real deal.
Participants will enjoy a delish “dairy platter” of our bagels, with all the above toppings, along with a cucumber salad, and take home a portion of mock egg salad, and celery soda syrup.
Emily Zimmerman is the lady behind Pear and Pepper; she works as a community kitchen coordinator by day, fabulous vegan chef by night. She can be found at food events around the city, as well as at The Depanneur hosting the occasional vegan Workshop or Supper Club.
Every Monday, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.
Learn more about Workshops at The Depanneur