MJCCA Book Fest: Chef Moshe Basson, The Eucalyptus

October 10, 2023 Atlanta $18.00 - $22.00
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A Prologue to the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents
An Evening with Chef Moshe Basson
Author Talk, Q & A & Book Signing

Tasting Reception to follow

Can you tell a life story through food? Can you convey religion, history, and personal experiences of a specific place and time through culinary art? Can food have an impact that motivates people to come together and find common ground?

In The Eucalyptus Cookbook, Chef Moshe Basson unpacks all these questions and delves into the fascinating world of modern Jerusalem cuisine. Through the eyes of this renowned Jerusalem chef and owner of the Eucalyptus, an innovative restaurant that has been thriving for 36 years, personal stories come to life along with modern and ancient history and folklore, Chef Basson explores the culinary gems of one of the most ancient and diverse cities in the world. Creating this tapestry intertwined with original recipes and beautiful photography of both the dishes and the cityscape of Jerusalem makes this book a must-read; not only for the aspiring home cook and middle eastern cooking connoisseur but for those who wish to get to know Jerusalem from an enchanting fresh point of view.


Moshe Basson is an internationally renowned master chef specializing Israeli-Biblical cuisine. He has received accolades as an ethnobotanist, expert in the Mediterranean diet, including specialty diets such as Veganism and Jainism, heritage and wild foods activist, storyteller, food historian, folklorist, and restaurateur. The Eucalyptus is one of the most reviewed restaurants in Israel and Chef Moshe is a regular guest on local and international radio and television programs.

Books will be available for purchase on the evening of the event from our partner bookseller, A Cappella Books!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
$18.00 Member
$22.00 Community
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