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March 30, 2016 12:19 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Sara Briman – Arts and Culture

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Sara Briman. Photo: Video Screenshot.

Sara Briman. Photo: Video Screenshot.

Sara Briman

Chef

Sara Briman, winner of the American Academy of Hospitality Science’s Five-Star Diamond International Challah award, has toured the world as of late, teaching the art of making authentic challah.

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At her many “Mega Challah Bakes” around the world she shares her secret techniques with eager participants. She is known for including some Jewish knowledge along with her methods: “The piece broken off is discarded respectfully,” she has said. “It reminds me that there are blessings in everything I do that come from God and are not owned by man.”

Twenty-seven years ago, Briman was already a personal chef and had clients requesting challah for the holidays. Determined to master it, Briman, from Mexico City, began baking challah monthly and finally baking a good one, she turned hard core: “This year, I baked 380 challahs for the holidays,” she said. 

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