Jamie Geller's Jerusalem book party

By | December 10, 2013


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.

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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.

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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!


Keshet on December 10, 2013 at 6:29 pm.

Looks like fun!


Sara on December 11, 2013 at 3:48 am.

Can you please review the birthday pancakes from Jamie’s book? I really want to see how they work out!


Tali Simon on December 11, 2013 at 10:26 am.

Request noted. :)


Jamie Geller on December 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm.

Wow – Tali – thank you thank you thank you! I will never forget that you invited me for lunch when I first made aliyah! Would still love to one day cook and eat together! It’s a shame we live so far. It meant so much to me that you came out to the party on such a cold rainy night – loved the hug (felt nothing like a death grip in person!) XOXO!


Tali Simon on December 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm.

Should you ever find yourself on a tour of the yishuvim (next travel video??), the invite is still good! Thanks for one of my favorite comments of all time. :)


Jamie Geller on December 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm.

oooooh – I love that I have achieved “one of [your] favorite comments of all time status”!!!


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