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The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking: An Extraordinary Culinary Encyclopedia with 400 Recipes and 1400 Photographs Celebrating Jewish ... Cuisines and Dishes Inspired by Jewish Foods [Hardcover]

Marlena Spieler
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31 Jan 2014
Featuring dishes from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Iran, Israel, the Middle East, India, the United States and Latin America, this is a celebration of kosher and Jewish cooking, that feature home-cooked fare, deli delights and fusion food. You can enjoy classic Jewish soups, stews, finger foods, patties, noodles, kugels, salads, pancakes, bakes and strudels. The rich and varied history of the Jewish people is reflected in the glorious diversity of their food and cooking. This definitive illustrated guide includes recipes from the many European, Middle Eastern, North African and American countries rich in Jewish heritage. An easy-to-follow chapter on the essentials of kashrut and kosher cooking explains the significance of the different foods, and the appropriate ways to prepare and eat them. Over 400 recipes offer an astonishing array of dishes. You can create classics such as chicken Kiev, Hungarian goulash and apple strudel among many others. Brimming with taste and variety, this cookbook will inform, surprise and delight.


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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Hermes House (31 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844778215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844778218
  • Product Dimensions: 30.2 x 23.6 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Marlena Spieler is a passionate cook who discovered her love of cooking while living in Israel as a teenager. She has written over 30 award-winning cookbooks.

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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoying 18 Jun 2014
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Recipes seem sound and easy to follow.Working way through book.A good buy.So far enjoying results and looking forward to trying more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The "Torah" of jewish cooking 4 Nov 2008
By Vlad Trifa - Published on Amazon.com
A truly amazing book. I received that book from a friend, and just by quickly skimming through I was amazed by this book. Not only it contains a very brief history of jewish culture over ages, but it also shows why/how different tastes have evolved in jewish culture. This book is no mean feat, as it covers most classical dishes found in different places of the world, with particular spices (for examples dishes of russian and eastern european jews with large use of dill, potates, creams, etc) but also from north african food with their specific tastes (very arabic ingredients and spices). It is also extensively illustrated, and well organized into different sections (meat, poultry, entrees, soups, deserts, vegan foods, salads, pickles, etc), even has a chapter on how to bake different breads.

This book is the most amazing cookbook I own (I have 40+ other), because of its "encyclopedical" quest to completeness and variety, and also because most dishes are quite easy to do. Really worth it for people who want to make easy and tasteful dishes for their friends, and also who want to discover in an entertaining manner the history Jewish culture through their food.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the Jewish and non-Jewish cook! 12 Aug 2007
By M. Tichenor - Published on Amazon.com
This 512-page book presents a journey through the history of Jewish cooking, including many centuries-old favorites, local adaptations, and modern classics. There are more than 400 recipes from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Iran, Israel, the Middle East, India, Latin America, and the United States. The recipes and techniques are accompanied by more than 1400 color photographs, plus a nutritional breakdown of every dish to help plan special diets.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cookbook with great recipes. 1 Nov 2013
By talmadine - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of those cookbooks that has something for everyone. It is full of healthy yet yummy food. One warning - you have to use the deserts with restraint or you will put on the weight!
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