Jewish food is subject of Rocky Mountain confab

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — A conference to create a global Jewish food movement has opened in Colorado.

The Harvest, which began on Wednesday, is a three-day festival of learning, cooking and serving Jewish cuisine.

The event talking place at The Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, was organized in partnership with Connection Points, an initiative for young Jewish people by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and with the Jewish environmental organization Hazon.

Top Jewish restaurateurs, chefs, farmers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and cookbook authors are participating in the program.

“So many of the important innovators and industry disruptors in the food world are Jewish; we want to tap into — and explore — that energy source at The Harvest Gathering,” said Sarah Kornhauser, one of The Harvest’s directors. “The purpose of The Harvest is to unite this group, giving them room to examine and expand their connection to food, Judaism, and each other.”

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