On May 9 at 7 p.m., join authors Robert Bildner and Elisa Spungen Bildner for a short cooking demo and discussion of their book "The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook," which pays tribute to dedicated family farmers and farm-to-table chefs.
The Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts are famous for their unique culture, from scenic views to artistic and literary attractions. But in addition to the region’s classic landmarks, the Berkshires also boasts an impressive number of family-run farms. Together with local restaurants, these farms add another feature to Berkshires culture: heartwarming and homegrown food. Telling the story of family-run agriculture through the language of food, The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook offers 125 recipes to recall the magic of the Berkshire region.
Robert Bildner, a former attorney, created and sold several food distribution and manufacturing companies. Bildner and his wife Elisa established the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and he serves as a lay leader on several nonprofit boards. He studied photography, and photographed this book’s farms and restaurants. He graduated from Yale University, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Jewish Theological Seminary.
Elisa Spungen Bildner is a former lawyer, CEO of a food company newspaper, editor/reporter (Star Ledger, Newark, New Jersey) and journalism professor (Rutgers University and New York University). Spungen Bildner is also a professionally trained chef (School of Natural Cookery, Boulder, Colorado) and yoga instructor. She graduated from Yale College, Columbia University Law School and also has an MS in Nutrition.
The virtual program is part of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island's Behind the Book series and is free. You will receive a Zoom link after registering. Register at https://www.jewishallianceri.org/bildner/