"Knoshville" brings Jewish food to Knoxville

Published: May. 9, 2016 at 8:51 PM EDT
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You've tried bagels and lox, or challah bread. But the Knoshville Jewish Food Festival plans to introduce Knoxville to the rich culinary culture that Judaism has to offer. The name of the event is a play on the Yiddish word "nosh" which means to snack.

On May 22, the Jewish organizations of Knoxville and Oak Ridge will come together for the first ever event that offers food, Israeli dancing, music, art, and an open pool.

“The entire community is invited to attend, nosh with us, and learn about the foods that bring us together,” said Deborah Oleshansky, Executive Director of the Knoxville Jewish Alliance. “It’s going to be very fun, and also very delicious.”

Here's what you can expect on the menu: Bagels and lox (smoked salmon); Shakshuka (Middle Eastern spicy baked egg dish); Bundt cakes; “black and white” cookies; mandlebrot (it’s like biscotti, but better) potato latkes (pancakes); potato knishes (delicious filling covered with dough and baked or fried); matzah ball soup (dumplings in broth); challah (Jewish egg bread).

Poultry and meat items will not be available in observance of kashrut, the kosher Jewish dietary laws and traditions. However, some dairy, fish, vegetarian and gluten-free items will be available.

Knoshville Jewish Food Festival

Sunday, May 22 • 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Arnstein Jewish Community Center (AJCC), 6800 Deane Hill Drive

Admission is free; minimum food purchase of $10.00

The entire community is invited to attend and nosh! (RAIN OR SHINE.)