Jamie Geller’s aliyah one year ago was a great thing on so many levels. And that includes the party level. Because as she promotes her just-released cookbook, Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes, the Jerusalem Cinemateque was on the list of book party locales. It wasn’t something I wanted to miss.
The event last Thursday started with a short intro by Jamie and the screening of three episodes of her Joy of Israel series (you can watch them here, here, and here). Watching them at home on my laptop is fun, but seeing them on the big screen in the row in front of Jamie, “hubby,” and their three oldest kids was just adorable.
Afterward, everyone moved into the reception room for book signings and food tastings, sponsored by area restaurants and companies. There were sushi and meat dishes and glasses of wine making the rounds, but I bypassed that stuff and went to wait in line for my Jamie hug. Kind of looks like I have her in a death grip. Uh-oh.
On my way back out of the room, though, I snagged a few squares of Holy Cacao chocolate and a squirt of this pretty little mousse. A copy of the cookbook, too. Definitely excited to review it for you guys.
Jamie is this cool combination of a polished professional and a warm, down-to-earth friend. You can tell by the way she speaks to each person how much she enjoys meeting her fans, and I think that’s part of why she has so many: they love her personality as much as they love her recipes.
Thanks for the party, Jamie!