Saltfish has been a part of Caribbean cuisine dating back to the days of European colonial rule. First introduced to the Caribbean in the 16th century, when vessels from North America—mainly Canada—would come bringing lumber and pickled and salted cod. They would then return to their homeland with Caribbean molasses, rum, sugar, and salt. Saltfish’s popularity across the Caribbean region has remained strong and it is the main ingredient in several islands’ national dishes, most commonly sautéed with onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes and sometimes coconut milk. In this workshop, we will prepare a twist on traditional Potato Latkes (a Chanukah classic), inspired by host Akilah’s dual ancestries – Ashkenazi Jewish and Kittitian (St.Kitts & Nevis) . This recipe will include salted cod fish, garlic and a little bit of heat, to bring out those wonderful Caribbean flavours.
About Building The Jewish& Cookbook:
Join us every month as together we build the Jewish& Cookbook – recipes from households blending traditions and cultures! Celebrate Jewish diversity and cook-a-long from your home kitchen or just pull up a seat and watch. The ingredient list and zoom link will be emailed to you in advance of the class.
Akilah Allen-Silverstein lives in Toronto and is a Certified Financial Planner and Registered Retirement Consultant with Mandeville Private Client. Her own brand Silverstein Wealth has adopted the mantra – Integrity, Professionalism & Diligence. Akilah is on the board of the East York Rotary club which supports various local and international charitable organizations year-round. She presently serves on the board of the Birthright Israel Foundation Canada Youth Leadership Counsel and she is also a mentor to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) high school and university students. She is also co-founder of the non-profit organization No Silence On Race, an organization dedicated to creating more inclusive, anti-racist and equitable Jewish spaces, a Jewish community which not only accepts Jews of Colour but celebrates our existence.
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