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Sephardim crowned king of the kitchen in Ashkenazi vs Sephardic cook off in London

By Mason White 5:35 PM July 24, 2013
The annual Gefiltefest 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) A Sephardic dish won favor in the eyes of judges in London at the annual Ashkenazi vs Sephardic food competition.

Ashkenazi and Sephardic cuisine date back centuries, but the two are very different from each other. In the fourth annual Gefiltefest held at the London Jewish Cultural Centre, cooks on both sides of the aisle have taken part in a cook-off competition.
Ashkenazi and Sephardic teams had one hour to create an egg and potato dish.

Since the start, the atmosphere was tense as the Sephardic team was comprised of just one man, leaving Eran Tibi to fend for himself, while Simon Goldhill and Josh Zaitchek were in the Ashkenazi kitchen.

The expert panel judged each dish, and despite the high culinary standards, the Sephardic team was crowned king of the kitchen as the dish won the hearts of many attendees.

The first Ashkenazi vs Sephardic Gefiltefest cook-off was a success, particularly in highlighting the rich variety of Jewish cooking.