A Sweet Passover
This sweet tale teaches children that there is much more to the Passover holiday than matzah. More than just a story book, there is a brief description of Passover, a glossary, even a recipe for matzah brei. David Slonim's delightful illustrations complete the package. Hardcover, 18.95.
Encyclopedia of Jewish Food
Gil Marks brings readers the ultimate compendium of Jewish cuisine. Listed from A-Z, the book outlines Jewish recipes, traditions and culinary history. A must-have for anyone interested in Jewish food. Hardcover, 656 pp. $48.00.
A delightfully narrated discussion and recipe book about what is what in the Jewish kitchen. This book not only explains the rules, but also offers delectable traditional dishes, as well as not-so-traditional takes - like a vegetarian substitute for Mama's chicken broth. Hardcover, 158 pp. $41.95.
A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking
A new edition of the classic Jewish Holiday Baking to celebrate its 10th anniversary, this edition of Marcy Goldman's book has all of the recipes from the previous edition, plus 30 more. Whether it's a chocolate honey cake for rosh hashanah, Chanukah beignet squares, or a traditional Passover sponge cake all of your holiday baking needs are covered. Colour photos. Softcover, 403 pp. $29.95.
Jewish Holiday Cookbook
Jill Colella Bloomfield
This book combines easy-to-follow beginner cooking instructions with lots of interesting information on the history behind seasonal and festive dishes. The book is divided into chapters by holiday and each section includes a story behind the traditions and food illustrated within. The book also gives information on kitchen safety and how to serve the recipes in ways suitable to a kosher diet. Most importantly the book engages children to have fun in the kitchen by allowing them to experience the creation of such holiday favourites as kugel, haroset and latkes. Hardcover, 128 pp. $21.99.
Passover by Design
Who’d have thought matzo, in its many variations, could look
so scrumptious as it does in giant zebra fudge cookies and butterscotch
crunch bars? Hazelnut and honey-crusted veal chop and bloody-Mary marinated
London broil are among the succulent main courses. Over 130 of these
modern Passover recipes are gluten-free. Colour photos. Hardcover,
272 pp. $37.95.
Jewish Holiday Cooking
Rich in personal stories and anecdotes, this warmly festive book
includes traditional recipes passed down through generations of bubbies
and those demonstrating the cultural influences of the Jewish diaspora.
More than just holiday fare, many of these dishes are mainstays of
everyday family dinners. Hardcover, $32.95.
Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews
This book represents the culmination of Poopa Dweck’s effort to
preserve the oral culinary traditions of the Syrian-Jews from whom
she is descended. A first generation Syrian-American, Dweck is scrupulous
about giving each of the recipe its context, whether as a feature of
day-to-day meals or as a part of the holiday traditions unique to the
community. Beautifully produced with colour photos,some step-by-step
technique, some finished dishes, and others of ingredients, and members
of the Aleppo community. Although it loses a few points for its small
type, this collection of Aleppo’s aromatic and healthful dishes
is represents a real achievement. Hardcover, 388 pp, $62.95.
At Oma's Table
Restaurateur Doris Schechter of My Most Favorite Food Company in New York City recounts her family story through recipes and anecdotes that reflect the family’s Jewish background and journeys through Vienna, Italy, and finally America as the result of WWII. Traditional dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel, Apricot Dumplings, and Liptauer Spread are accompanied by reminiscences about family life and Schechter’s childhood. The menu section includes suggestions for the Jewish holidays and the recipes are kosher. B & W photos. Hardcover, 254 pp. $28.50.
The Organic Kosher Cookbook
A small book but very useful for those who keep kosher but need or want to eat healthier. Also the recipes are dairy-free and overwhelmingly gluten-free and therefore suitable for anyone on a restricted diet, jewish or not. There are traditional dishes, like kugel, latkes, gefilte fish, and challah, but also things to suit modern tastes like mango salsa and butternut squash & coconut soup. Best of all, there are several recipes suitable for passover but don't taste like they are. Softcover, 85 pp. $24.99.
Cooking From Memory
Hayley Smorgon, Gaye Weeden & Natalie King
A truly delightful book, this is subtitled a journey through jewish food, and it indeed is. Twenty-one Jewish women, from different countries around the world who all immigrated to Australia, share their personal histories and classic recipes from their homelands. From Argentina to Zimbabwe each has a unique perspective on the role of food in their lives, and the dishes they share go far beyond gefilte fish and matzoh balls. Wonderful colour photos help make this a great gift or a treasured volume on your bookshelf. Colour photos. Hardcover, 185 pp. $49.95.
Second Helpings Please
B'Nai & B'Rith Mt Sinai Chapter 1091, Montreal
Revised Edition now includes Quick & Easy Low Calorie Microwave
Recipes and tips. 300 pp. $29.50.
Kosher by Design
The first of the extremely popular series of books (Kosher by Design
Entertains $54.95, Kosher by Design Kids in the Kitchen $35.95).
Includes Jewish food traditions to capture the holiday spirit, as well table
decorations, floral arrangements and a Passover guide. Hardcover, 302 pp, $49.95.
A Taste of The Past
In an effort to keep his great-grandmother's treasured memories, Koerner explores
letters, recipes and personal artefacts to recreate her daily life. More than
120 hand-drawn illustrations and the care with which he weaves recipes and stories
make this a befitting ode to a 19th-century Hungarian Jewish homemaker. Black
and white drawings. Hardcover, 422 pages, $44.95.
Soup -- A Kosher collection
Growing up the offspring of Kosher caterers, Pam Reiss learned everything there
was to know about soup from hearty vegetarian, the ubiquitous chicken to dessert
soup including chocolate and strawberry. Photographs. Softcover, 168 pp. $24.95.
Olive Trees and Honey
From Alsace to India, vegetarian dishes have always been an important component
of Jewish cooking. Along with mini essays about ingredients and traditions, Marks
serves up dishes like Syrian spinach soup, Romanian vegetable stew and Indian
lentils with ginger and lemon. Hardcover, 454 pp. $42.99.
A Blessing of Bread
From the steppes of Russia to the rainforests of Guatemala, bread baking
is a common tradition throughout the Jewish world. Maggie Glezer (Artisan
Baking Across America, $59.95)combines an ability to transmit technique
along with explaining the symbolism attached to the particular bread. Iraqi
matzot, roscas reinada from the Island of Rhodes, Doña Dora’s
Quatemalan challah are offered along with the more familiar ryes and challahs
of the Ashkenazi tradition. B & W photos. Hardcover, 336 pp, $37.95.
Jewish Food World at Table
Recipes developed over generations along with essays on both staples
of the Jewish diet and some of its greatest communities make this book
as much a history of the Jewish diaspora as it is a cookbook.
Hardcover, 394pp, $42.50.
Parents of Netivot HaTorah Day School
You will still find pickled roast brisket and honey cake but kosher family cooking
for the 21st century includes lighter fare like Moroccan coriander fish and pavlova.
In support of Netivot HaTorah Day School. Colour photos. Paper, 298 pp, $34.95.
The Oy of Cooking
Non-kosher recipes (you will find both shellfish and pork here) accompany
a loving but unsentimental memoir of modern Jewish family life. B & w
photos. Paper, 274 pp, $27.95.
The Mensch Chef (or Why Delicious Jewish Food Isn't
Great Jewish food without the guilt! The Cheese Latkes (p. 106) are THE original
recipe and the Challah (p.250) is really, really good. Softcover, 286 pp., $28.95.
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