Noshing Around the Nation
The Dallas Chili Cook-off has been a community fixture for over 20 years, often featuring the mayor as one of the judges—and who better to judge barbecue than the mayor of one of America's biggest barbecue towns?
Some of these events are very new. The International Kosher Food Festival (St. Louis, MO) and Hardlox are only two years old, as is Ahavath's Beth Israel's Deli Days festival (Boise, Idaho). Congregations and communities are constantly adding to America's exciting Jewish food festival scene. For more information on food festivals across America, here is a list that was distributed during the exhibit. Also, all of these items (a small representation of the JBLCA's collecton) were used as souvenirs and advertisements during and for these festivals.
Getting into the Festival Spirit