Ben Katchor retells the history of where we choose to eat--a history that starts with the first man who was allowed to enter a walled garden and encouraged by the garden's owner to enjoy its fruits. He examines the biblical milk-and-meat taboo, the first vegetarian practices, and the invention of the restaurant. Through text and drawings, Katchor illuminates the historical confluence of events and ideas that led to the development of a "milekhdike (dairy) personality" and the proliferation of dairy restaurants in America, and he recollects his own experiences in many of these iconic restaurants just before they disappeared.PART OF THE JEWISH ENCOUNTERS SERIES
For Jewish and non-Jewish customers alike, the Lincoln Del was a Minneapolis version of Cheers--at the Del everybody knew your name. Folks hardly minded waiting in line for the fresh caraway rye, the cabbage borscht, the corned beef sandwiches, or the towering strawberry shortcake because every visit was like a family reunion, complete with warm embraces, recounted stories, boisterous jokes, and--of course--plenty of amazing food.
From modest beginnings as a bakery in 1930s north Minneapolis to a local chain of three bustling restaurants in St. Louis Park and Bloomington, the Lincoln Del was a neighborhood institution for decades. These popular spots drew visitors from all over the metro and across the state, and even years later patrons nostalgically recall the tasty baked goods, the generously portioned sandwiches, and the sense of belonging that beckoned everyone who walked through the door.
The Lincoln Del Cookbook gathers not only coveted recipes--for blintzes and challah, coleslaw and chicken matzo ball soup--but also family lore and patrons' memories, with photographs, menus, and memorabilia that will bring you right back to the Lincoln Del--or make you wish you'd been around to experience its delights in person.
Jewish cooking is loaded with delicious fares that are steeped in history and culture. Experience a wide variety of savory foods, preserves, holiday dishes and more with The Joys of Jewish Preserving.
Jewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life, from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago, to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. In a significant sense, the Jewish tradition of preserved foods is a symbol of the Jewish will to survive.
About 35 of the 75 recipes in The Joys of Jewish Preserving are for fruit jams and preserves, from Queen Esther's Apricot-Poppyseed Jam or Slow Cooker Peach Levkar to Quince Paste, Pear Butter, and Dried Fig, Apple, and Raisin Jam.
About 30 are for pickles and other savory preserves, including Shakshuka, Pickled Carrots Two Ways, and Lacto-Fermented Kosher Dills. The remaining 10 recipes bear the tag "Use Your Preserves," and these cover some of the ways that preserves are used in holiday preparations, like Sephardic Date Charoset, Rugelach, or Hamantaschen.
Many recipes are the author's own creations and have never appeared before in print or online. With terrific color photos by the Seattle photographer Leigh Olson, rich and detailed background info about Jewish food traditions, and, above all, with terrific and tasty recipes both sweet and savory, this book is a celebration of some of the best foods Jewish cooks have ever created.
This edition is in American measurements.
Heartwarming heirloom recipes and stories from around the globe. Cooking From the Heart is a sumptuous celebration of cookery from around the world. This book reveals the stories and recipes of twenty-seven Jewish cooks and captures the importance and celebration of food in the Jewish home as a link to former homelands, their heritage, and a way to maintain the togetherness of family. We meet cooks from places as diverse as the Philippines, Morocco, Romania, and Ethiopia. They recount their sometimes tragic but always inspiring stories and detail their histories, the origins of recipes, and their experiences of food as they were growing up. From Georgia to Italy to Israel, Japan, and South Africa, the common thread is how food and flavors fill a Jewish home with love. Their unique journeys and reminiscences are accompanied by glorious color photographs and delicious recipes from traditional dumplings, noodles, and soups to biscuits, pastries, and doughnuts. Some dishes are simple, made from the freshest ingredients, while others are complex and elaborate. There is the spicy fragrance of Indian curry contrasted with the indulgent Almond Custard Cake or Chocolate Ganache Cake and of course, legendary chicken soup, gefilte fish, and strudel. The variety of tastes and flavors is truly amazing."
This updated, hardback edition of Jewish Cooking Jewish Cooks is a collection of delicious, well-loved, tried and true Jewish recipes from around the world, particularly Europe. It's also a collection of stories ? all of which revolve, like much of Jewish life and tradition, around the subject of food. From the most simple to the most celebratory Jewish dishes, Ramona Koval presents a thriving, contemporary food culture founded on ancient traditions and laws, that stretched beyond countries and continents. The recipe range from latkes to lox, borscht to blintzes, kugel to cabbage rolls and kompot, with many vegetarian dishes. Rich with anecdotes about what makes Jewish food important to Jewish people, superb images throughout capture the warmth and atmosphere of Jewish kitchens, family gatherings around the table and Jewish life in it's wider sphere.
From modern spins on classics, like Schnitzel Noodle Stir Fry and Matza Granola, to make-ahead meals, like Passover Beef Lasagna, to sophisticated dishes, like Veal Chops with Mushroom Sauce, this cookbook covers it all. Suited both for home chefs looking to introduce new foods into their repertoire as well as casual cooks searching for that perfect dinner party recipe to wow their guests, The Gourmet Jewish Cookbook is the ideal source for modern, gourmet twists on classic recipes. In addition, each recipe includes a brief overview of the background and rich history of Jewish cuisine and illustrates how kosher cooking is the first example of "fusion,"as it melds local foods of the countries where Jews have lived with the dietary laws that Jews observe. Whether for entertaining with style, cooking for the family or providing the traditional dishes for the Jewish festivals, this book will prove indispensable for Jewish and non-Jewish chefs everywhere.
Collects one hundred of the late author's best-loved recipes, including traditional Jewish dishes, international and regional favorites, festival foods, and originally non-Jewish dishes adapted for the Jewish kitchen.