Cuisine à l’ELELS

Food is such an important part of Jewish life and culture. We love to eat it, share it, gather around it and prepare it. At ELELS we have held a number of online cook-along sessions led by our members, but new for 2021 we have a course led by Silvia Nacamulli, a top professional chef. Read on to learn more.

Italian Jewish Cookery Course, with Silvia Nacamulli over 4 Sundays across January-March 2021

This is the chance for experienced and less experienced chefs among us to cook along with and/or learn from a top professional chef over 4 informal and relaxed sessions. Silvia will be preparing authentic Jewish Italian cuisine; a risotto, a fish dish, a chicken dish and, in the final week, dessert!

Course dates: Sundays Jan 24th, Feb 7th & 21st and March 7th
Time: 2.30-3.30pm
Cost: £10 for the course for ELELS members, £20 for non-members


What’s Cooking?

Week 1: Risotto and side dish

Porcini mushrooms risotto

Sautéed broccoli with garlic and chilli


Week 2: Chicken and side dish

Chicken breast with pomegranate and honey



Week 3: Fish and side dish

Salmon fillets with cherry tomato, fresh herbs and white wine

Roast sweet potatoes with fresh herbs


Week 4: Dessert

Lemon amaretti biscuits

About Silvia

Silvia is a chef of international renown who writes regularly for the Jewish Chronicle and has featured in Elle magazine. Her speciality is old Italian dishes that people associate with Italy but didn’t realise have their origins in Jewish cuisine- and this is what she will be sharing with us. Her website can be accessed here.

To register for the course or for more information please contact Sam at


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