PRK On The Air: A Knish With A Twist

Making matzoh balls. Photo: The Jewish Museum of Maryland

Today, we’re tasting some food that may have blown Bubbie’s mind.  Earlier, PRK wrote about the New Center for Jewish Culture’s Second Annual food event “Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen”, which invited a bevy of local chefs to reinvent a typical Jewish dish.

Radio Boston invited some of those chefs, Steven Brand of Upstairs on the Square and Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern, into our studios to sample (and explain) their nouveau Jewish cuisine.

Tune into Radio Boston at 3pm to listen and salivate.

And as Bubbie would say, “don’t forget the recipes!!”


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Associate Producer, Here & Now Most recently, Jessica worked as an associate producer at WBUR's daily local program, Radio Boston. Jessica moved to Boston in 2008 and has lived many places since leaving her native Texas. After graduating from college, Jessica worked as a federal employee, documentary film festival producer, oral historian, university teaching assistant, traveling saleswoman and klezmer musician. Her work and projects have appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Bust, Barnard Magazine, National Public Radio, Public Radio International (PRI), and the BBC. Jessica's freelance radio work has received various awards including accolades from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. As a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador, Jessica collected and studied oral histories from the Jewish Community based in San Salvador. Jessica received her B.A. in political science from Columbia University’s Barnard College and her M.A. in history from Indiana University. She learned how to make radio from the phenomenal folks at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Jessica lives in Somerville with her husband, twin son and daughter, and two cats. To learn more about Jessica’s projects, both current and past, please visit