Dan and Lex are joined by Alix Wall, an award-winning journalist, founder of The Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals, and organizer of its "Trefa Banquet 2.0." The banquet (Trefa means "not kosher") gathered Jews together for an experience that combined the culinary and the educational. And yes -- pork was on the menu.
Check out these links for more coverage of the Trefa Banquet 2.0:
"Tradition and Transgression at 'Trefa Banquet 2.0'" - David Wilensky, J. The Jewish News of Northern California
"I Ate a Crab Knish While Talking Treyf at Jewish Banquet" - Elazar Sontag, The Forward
"Jews Gather to Eat Bacon With a Rabbi's Blessing -- And Celebrate Their History" - Sam Kestenbaum, The Forward
"Jews Feast on Forbidden Foods to Remember Rabbis' Radical Banquet" - Ashley Goldsmith, NPR
For an article by Alix Wall on her relationship to pork, click here!
To learn more about the first Trefa Banquet, which occurred in 1883, we recommend:
The Myth of the Trefa Banquet - Lance J. Sussman, American Jewish Archives
The Trefa Banquet and the End of a Dream - Michael Feldberg, MyJewishLearning.com
The Great Food Fight of 1883 - Jenna Weissman Joselit, The Forward
"What Really Happened at the Original Trefa Banquet" - Jonathan Sarna, JTA