The Jewish Kitchen: Recipes and Stories from Around the World

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Interlink Books, 2004 - Cooking - 160 pages
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Jewish cooking is the daily expression of not only religious beliefs, but a cultural and family history. The recipes passed from one generation to another tell their own story of a family's past. An historically peripatetic people. Jewish communities can be found in every corner of the globe. Obliged by religion to adhere to the dietary laws of kashrut. Jewish cooks have adapted local cuisines to reflect their culture. When recreating an old recipe in a new land, they have worked with the available ingredients to produce dishes that unite religion with necessity, and past with present. Delicious hybrids, these dishes tell their own tale of Jewish families, their history and their culture. The stories of nine Jewish families appear throughout the book. They tell of travel across continents; family celebrations; reunions and separations; war and peace. Each story is accompanied by a recipe and, among others, reveal the dishes cooked by Cuban Jews in Miami. Australians in Manchester, and Moroccans in Israel. A delicious, international fusion cuisine, food from the worldwide Jewish Kitchen is as diverse as its cultural heritage.

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In this wonderfully picturesque and well-written collection of kosher recipes and reminiscences from years gone by, Hyman recreates not only recipes, but also the stories and people behind them. Soups ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Clarissa Hyman won the prestigious Glennfiddich Food Writer of the Year award in 2002. This is her second book for Interlink, the first being the acclaimed Cucino Siciliono.

Barron is a respected cooking instructor and founder of the acclaimed Kandra Kitchen cooking school. She writes about Greek food, wine, and culture for numerous magazines.

Cassidy is a London-based photographer and champagne lover. He specializes in food and travel, and his work appears in many magazines.

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