Best-selling author Michael Wex discusses his book “Rhapsody in Schmaltz” and reflects on why the serious study of Jewish food has been a blind spot in the study of Eastern European Jewry. He’ll be joined by Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz of The Gefilteria and co-authors of “The Gefilte Manifesto” cookbook, who will present a live cooking demonstration while discussing their work in contemporary Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine. A light reception featuring Jewish food favorites will follow.