UCL Institute of Jewish Studies


And what about the taste? Talk, book launch and food tasting

24 May 2023, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

And what about the taste cover

And what about the taste? Talk, book launch and food tasting

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






Institute of Jewish Studies


University College London
Gower Street

Sima Beeri is a lecturer in Yiddish at UCL. She has always been passionate about food and cooking for friends and family and loves experimenting with new ingredients and ideas. Having grown up in Lithuania and Israel before settling in England 30 years ago, she has ended up with a large collection of recipes on scraps of paper in five different languages. In addition, many of the dishes she cooks she learnt from her mother and mother-in-law many years ago and of course these were not written down. 

She wrote this book to pass on these recipes to her two sons and their families along with stories about the people and places from which they came. It is a domestic cookbook of recipes for everyday and special occasions. Most of all she wanted to write a book that makes it easy to improvise and adapt recipes, as she has always done, depending on whom one is cooking for, what's in season, and what's in the cupboard.

Come along and taste some of Sima's recipes, have a glass of wine and buy the book!

About the Speaker

Sima Beeri

Yiddish Lecturer at UCL