July 15, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

MSU Hospitality Learning Center

Salmon Curing with Rosenberg’s Bagels

Learn the secrets of smoking and curing fish with Joshua Pollack, owner of Denver’s renowned Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen. These preservation practices, while still wildly popular and imperative to modern food sustainability today, date back for centuries, when extending the fishing season was essential for health and livelihood.

This 90-minute workshop and demonstration will explore the various components of this timeless art, such as cold- and hot-smoking, the chemical reaction of curing, skillful hand-slicing, dry curing versus wet brining, and the importance of sustainable fishing practices.



  • Joshua Pollack
  • Elizabeth Herendeen