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OSHER Food Group

Friday, September 20, 2019 20 Elul 5779

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

An Invitation to join All About Food,
A Special Interest Group Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

You are cordially invited to join our special interest group (SIG), All About Food, which meets the third Friday of selected months at Temple Emanu- El.  We are part of the Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute (OLLI), a nationwide program for adults 50+ hosted locally by Santa Clara University. Previously we met in space at Santa Clara University. However, due to construction on campus, we were forced to find a new location. Rabbi Magat and the Temple staff graciously agreed to host us.

As a group we explore the history, culture, and politics of cuisines we love, specialty foods for which an area is known, and foods with which we may be less familiar. We also investigate food trends, favorite chefs, new restaurants and all things food related. We want to learn something and to have fun while doing so.

Topics from previous programs include: Foods of Emilia Romagna, LA Street Food, A Mushroom Tasting, Local Restaurant Reviews, Sustainable Seafood, Cuisine of Ethiopia, Dim Sum Dining, Food Poisoning, Organic Meats, Food of Languedoc-Rousillon, History of Bread, Spices of India, The Kitchen Cabinet (tips, and techniques for the kitchen)

Meetings come together through the efforts of group members who work in teams to organize one program each year about a food theme that interests them. Everyone is expected to participate in some way based on their interests and preferences

 Members contribute $3 at each meeting to cover costs of food and related materials.

There are a few slots available for Temple members. To attend a program, you must join our group and RSVP to monthly email invitations. We meet the 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. RSVPs for each meeting help us plan food tastings, which are a part of each program.

If you have an interest in joining our group, please send an email to Include your full name as well as your e-mail address. Jeanne will quickly contact you to provide more information and to answer questions you may have about the group or the OLLI program.

Please do not contact the Temple office.

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