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Cooking on the national stage is such an honor - an honor I do not take lightly.  Even more important than sharing favorite family recipes on morning show television I feel I am sharing a part of the Jewish story with America.  

When I first started in the biz it wasn't a given that national talk shows showcased Jewish holidays and so I never take for granted the opportunity to share a taste of our culture, our heritage, our history with audiences across the United States.  As I celebrate my 11th appearance, here is a look back and what we've made, how we've laughed, and the way we celebrated the holidays together on the Today Show.


The first time on the Today Show was for Rosh Hashanah in 2014 with Kathie Lee and Hoda.  I made Apple Parsnip Soup and Chicken with Roasted Fall Fruits

kathie lee and hoda with jamie

Watch the video here


My first appearance went so well they invited me back for Passover!  This time I made Light and Fluffy Matzo Balls and Garlic and Honey Brisket.


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In 2015 I came back for Passover, this time I was 6 months pregnant with my 6th child and I shared 4 ways to use matzo in Pear, Tomato and Goat Cheese Matzo Pizza with ArugulaMatchosMatzo Brei Bake, Matzo Bark


In 2017 I made my Overnight Brisket and No Knead Challah with Al Roker for Rosh Hashanah.  

Jamie and Al Roker Today Show

Then for Hanukkah...

I made latkes Latkes with Megyn Kelly, but I didn't just make latkes, I made Reuben Latke Sliders and Fancied Applesauce, and Egg & Cheese Latke Sliders, it was a Hanukkah to remember. 

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So, I came back on Megyn Kelly to launch my Brisket 101 Book and I shared all my tips, tricks and techniques for Perfect (Every-Time!) Classic Brisket. Plus I shared two of my family's (kid-friendly!) favorite brisket leftover recipes, BBQ Brisket Sliders and Brisket Tacos. 

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For Passover, I showed Megyn Kelly how to make my light and fluffy Matzo Balls, my Matzo Balls in a Bag, Matzo Ball Dippers, and Matzo 7 Layer Cake.   

Jamie Geller and Megyn
jamie geller on today show

Back with Hoda and Kathie Lee for Rosh Hashanah, this time I made my Oven Seared Soy Silan Brisket and Apples and Honey Cake

Jamie on Today Show for Rosh Hashanah

Watch the video here. 

For Hanukkah, I made Latkes and Babkas with Carson and Dylan when I debuted my No Mistaking Baking Book

jamie with carson and dylan on today show


I came back to the Today show for a holiday Make-ahead Monday where I made my Classic Oven Braised Brisket and used the leftovers in BBQ sauce to pile on top of, or sandwich in between my favorite latkes. Also try sautéing shredded brisket with shawarma spices and stuffing in a pita with all the fixins.

Jamie Hanukkah 2019 Today Show


Jamie Geller Today Show 2021

This year I couldn't get to visit the Today Show in person, but I was happy to cook live virtually from my home studio kitchen where I made Brisket for Passover and turned the leftovers into a frittata.  Watch the full video here

And here's a 2:00 minute look back at the laughs, love and applause from live television.