About Me

Shulie Madnick

My name is Shulie (Shulamit) Madnick. I am a food and travel writer, recipe developer, speaker, cooking instructor, and photographer. I focus on the food, culture, and history of Israel and India in my writings, speaking engagements, and cooking demonstrations. My writing is also inspired by the food from my travels around the world. 

I was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and raised in Ashdod (on the Mediterranean), to Bene Israeli (Sons of Israel) Indian Jewish parents from Mumbai. I now live just outside DC. 

My articles and photographs were published in The Washington Post food section, Haaretz, and The Forward, among other publications. A large part of my Jewish India photography collection is archived at the Museum of Jewish People (Beit Hatfutzot) library archives in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

On the Advisory Board of the Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM), 2021-present.


One Table Shabbat:

"OneTable had the true delight of bringing in Shabbat with the wonderful Shulie Madnick on 12/18/2020. Shulie guided OneTable guests into Shabbat with a mix of ingredients and a delicious sizzle. We were delighted by every minute Shulie shared with us, from her teachings and presentation to the brilliant cooking tips and visibly divine pakoras. It was a magnificent blend of learning, cooking, curiosity and laughing to bring Hanukkah to a close." 


"Friday was absolutely divine! I'm so grateful for the time and your expertise." 

Keshet - LGBTQ Jewish Families:

"Thank you again for today. Everyone is raving about how much we learned about the Indian Jewish community, and of course your excellent cooking demonstration.  Thank you again for participating and teaching us all so much!" 

From AJDC's (American Jewish Joint Distribution League) Website:

"Entwine and its partners at OneTable will present events on Indian Jews: one with the local community in Mumbai and the other with renowned food writer Shulie Madnick, who’s written extensively about her Indian Jewish roots."

Jewish Federation of North America Young Leadership Cabinet Mission to India:

"Shulie, Thank you so much for joining us on our Webinar. Your stories, experiences and passion were inspiring and eye-opening to all of our participants, including myself! We really appreciate you taking the time to share with us. Your presentation and dialogue really enhanced the call and helped to elevate the participants knowledge and excitement for the upcoming mission. Hope to stay in touch! All the best,"

Honorable Mention and Faculty Award

"Shulie Madnick uses incongruous elements to surprise the viewer.  In one she hangs green tortillas on a clothesline and in another places a hook in a wedge of cheese.  The use of white as the primary backdrop in each intensifies the surreal, dreamlike quality of the images." - Jenee Mateer, Juror.

Alex Savakis (who designed the banner for this site)

"Her photos of food with a richness that it verges on the profane include textural backgrounds, muted colors with pops of bright hues and unusual points of view. "


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