2023 Humboldt Jewish Music & Culture Festival-Day 4

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Sunday, February 26th from 10:00am to 11:30am

Making Challah and Babkas with Lauren and Mariah Sarabia. 

Presented by Humble Rise Kitchen

Come join us  in our beautiful home as we knead and braid together our special challah recipe. We will be teaching you how to make this recipe from start to finish. Also transforming this fluffy dough into a chocolate babka or savory pesto babka. The pesto one happens to be our favorite for a breakfast sandwich. Come join us as we sip homemade chai lattes and bake delicious challah and babka. 


Lauren Sarabia, recently retired, started Comfort of Home Catering over 25 years ago. It was the only Jewish owned and operated catering service on the north coast. Lauren has been active in building better relationships with the local farmers and the food conscious community through her participation with the non-profit Locally Delicious since it's inception 12 years ago. Often asked what her specialties are, Lauren responds that her commitment to all things local and seasonal set her apart from many other catering companies. Growing many of her own vegetables and herbs always makes her platters not only delicious, but beautiful as well. Lauren is thrilled to pass the catering baton to her very talented daughter Mariah.

Growing up in food conscious Humboldt County, Mariah Sarabia realized she had a healthy relationship with food from an early age. Graduating from the Oregon Culinary Institute in 2018 with an Associates degree in Hospitality and Management and Culinary Arts. Mariah has returned to Humboldt Co. after a few years working in the downtown upscale Q Restaurant and Bar in "foodie" town Portland. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic she provided a dinner service that featured recipes from her worldly travels and diverse heritage. Mariah is excited to launch her new catering business on the north coast. You can find her on the Humble Rise Facebook page or Humble Rise Kitchen website to see some of her very creative and delicious dishes. She looks forward to catering many bar and bat mitzvahs and special celebrations for the TBE community.

Six tickets are available for an in-person experience at the Sarabia home. All other tickets are for Zoom viewing.

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