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Hoping to improve your culinary skills while in quarantine? There’s an online Jewish food festival for you.

Jewish culinary talents like Michael Solomonov, Joan Nathan and Michael Twitty are coming together for the inaugural Great Big Jewish Food Fest, a 10-day event that wraps up May 28.

The free festival consists of workshops, happy hours and Shabbat dinners led by well-known Jewish chefs and food writers, including Shannon Sarna, who edits The Nosher and is the author of the “Modern Jewish Baker” cookbook. Leah Koenig, author of “The Jewish Cookbook,” will be leading a cooking class dedicated to Roman cuisine.

“Not a single person we’ve asked has said a flat out ‘no,’” organizer Jeffrey Yoskowitz told the Forward. “Everyone has said ‘I’m in, I want to be part of it.’”

Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern are co-founders of Gefilteria, a Brooklyn-based company whose focus is reimagining Old World Jewish foods.

The festival is being supported by several organizations, including the Jewish Food Society, Mazon and the American Sephardi Federation, among others.