— by Samantha Voxakis
The Big Schmear is a new podcast about all things Jewish food that invites you to listen while you nosh. Lovers of Jewish food, Jewish foodies, and people who just love to eat will enjoy hearing episodes featuring conversations with chefs, food authors, and restaurant critics.
“For me, Jewish food is ingrained in my identity: it connects me with my past through the
memories of holiday meals shared with family and friends and it links me to the future as I
develop my own traditions,” said Beth Schenker, host and executive producer of The Big
Schmear. “This is truly a passion project for me and I hope to share the joys of Jewish food with
as many listeners as possible.”
An experienced producer, Beth has created numerous radio documentaries. For the past ten years she has served as the Assistant Dean for Jewish Studies/Director of Public Programming at Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago.
Upcoming episodes will feature an inside look at Kosherfest, an annual one-of-a kind, business to business, industry food conference, and episodes with famed cookbook author and Israeli food critic, Gil Hovav. New episodes of The Big Schmear will be posted on the second and fourth Monday of each month.