Visual artist and co-cookbook author, Sonya Gropman, will be hosted by The Astoria Bookshop for reading from The German-Jewish Cookbook: Recipes & History of a Cuisine, the cookbook she authored with her mother, Gabrielle “Gaby” Rossmer Gropman. The day will also consist of a Q & A and book signing. Gropman will be providing some light refreshments from recipes in the cookbook.
Sonya Gropman is a visual artist and mediation professional, who was born in Germany in 1938 and emigrated to the United States in 1939. Her art has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as in Germany. A multimedia art installation about the history of her German-Jewish family was exhibited at the Villa Dessauer Municipal Museum in the town of her birth, Bamberg, Germany, in 1991 and again in 2013–14. SONYA GROPMAN, her daughter, is a painter, photographer, and writer whose work has been exhibited and published in the United States. She is involved in local sustainable agriculture in New York City. She and Gabrielle coauthor the website germanjewishcuisine.com, where they post original material about German-Jewish food and culture. Their Twitter handle is @Ger_Jew_Cuisine; their Facebook page is facebook.com/GermanJewishCuisine.