Amy Kritzer, Sweet Noshings: New Twists on Traditional Jewish Desserts

This event includes admission to ABQ NoshFest.

Amy will present her cookbook, Sweet Noshings: New Twists on Traditional Jewish Desserts, answer questions, and sign books. To purchase books in advance, please visit the JCC of Greater Albuquerque: 505-348-4518 or

Growing up, Amy Kritzer loved to cook traditional foods with her Bubbe Eleanor. Whether they were braiding challah or rolling out rugelach dough, there was always tons of laughter (and a messy kitchen.) These days, inspired by Bubbe's best dishes, Amy puts her own modern twists on everyone's favorite classic Jewish recipes. She incorporates modern ingredients and techniques to make some of the most innovative Jewish creations ever! Her recipes have been featured in The Huffington Post, The Today Show Food Blog, Bon Appetit and more. Jewish food is totally having its moment.

Sweet Noshings takes the ever-evolving world of Jewish desserts to the next level. With stories of life as a Jew in Texas, and plenty of kitsch, Amy's modern interpretations of classic recipes bring new light to old favorites and creates a whole new unique cuisine. You don't have to be Jewish to love these sweets; just enjoy getting creative in the kitchen.

Over 30 delicious recipes including:

-Chocolate Halva Hamantaschen
-Lemon Ricotta Blintzes with Lavender Cream
-Apricot Fig Stuffed Challah
-Manischewitz Ice Cream with Brown Butter Charoset and Manischewitz Caramel
-Tex Mex Chocolate Rugelach
-Honey Pomegranate Whiskey Cake
-Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Sea Salt Babka

Amy Kritzer is a writer, recipe developer, cooking teacher and founder of the cooking blog What Jew Wanna Eat. What Jew Wanna Eat provides traditional Jewish recipes with a modern twist in ingredients and style. Amy got her start cooking tasty Jewish treats with her Bubbe in a small Connecticut town. Whether braiding a challah or making homemade crepes into blintzes, some of her favorite memories were gossiping with Bubbe as they served delicious food to the family. After a stint in New York City as a conference producer, she moved to Austin, TX in 2009 to escape cold weather, only to discover her love of queso and country music. Soon after moving, Amy left the business world to attend Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School to hone her cooking skills and work on her passion. She now works in the culinary field full time. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and websites including The Today Show blog “Bites” and Bon Appetit. In her spare time, Amy enjoys crafts, theme parties and cowboys.

Event date: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Sandia Resort & Casino
30 Rainbow Road NE (1-25 & Tramway)
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Sweet Noshings: New Twists on Traditional Jewish Desserts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631061790
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Rock Point - September 5th, 2016