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Must Read: Jewish Home Cooking

Apr 2 2010 - 4:00am
Although Passover [1] lasts for only a few more days, its occurrence is always a reminder (for Jews and non-observers alike) of how much Jewish culture has shaped contemporary culture and cuisine. What's the origin of dill pickles, and how did cream cheese come to be paired with salmon? Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking [2] ($24) tackles such questions, all while offering more than 100 traditional Yiddish recipes. Learn more about it after the jump.

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Recipes: The book is organized in a traditional format, but includes one chapter exclusively for Passover meals. Dishes include:

Imagery: Roughly a third of the recipes are accompanied by pictures, either of the recipe itself or of ingredients included in the dish. The book also contains snapshots of New York restaurants, such as the famed Russ & Daughters.

Overall rating: Jewish Home Cooking isn't a straight cooking book; it takes Yiddish cuisine beyond just recipes for the High Holy Days. This is a work that excels as much as an essay on Jewish food culture as it does at providing authentic recipes.








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