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From My Mother's Kitchen: Recipes and Reminiscences Hardcover – 13 Nov 1991

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: HarperCollins,Australia; Revised edition edition (13 Nov. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060164026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060164027
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 16.5 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,488,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Saw Nigella mention this book in one of her programs so thought I would give it a try. I really enjoyed the personal touch this book had, family recipes with accompanying stories. Many of the recipes are traditional Jewish dishes and the measurement are in American cups etc.. which may take a bit of getting used to. There are a few unfamiliar ingredients and some scary ones (Calf brains) but all said a really enjoyable read.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9e539cd8) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e26df48) out of 5 stars A good cookbook, a great read 30 April 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
_From My Mother's Kitchen is half cookbook, half stories about the author's childhood. The kosher-style recipes come out tasting good and aren't too difficult (try "May's Sour Cream Coffee Cake"), although some of them take longer than this generation of cooks is willing to spend. But the real reason to have this book is for the "reminiscences". It's impossible to read the essay about pickles without eating one, and "The Joy of Being Sick in Bed" almost make me wish I had the sniffles. The same way Anne Fadiman's _Ex Libris_ is a love story about books, this is a love story about the unnofficial ceremonies surrounding food.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e378144) out of 5 stars Marvelous Collection of Recipes and Reminiscenses 15 Sept. 2005
By Valerie J. Wood - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is one of those cookbooks that are as enjoyable to read as to use. I have plenty of good, modern-day cookbooks, but lately have been seeking out older cookbooks like these, with more traditional ingredients. The stories that go along with the recipes are touching, sometimes funny. I wanted to learn how to make crock dill pickles the old fashioned way--and this book told how. This is an extremely well done, traditional cookbook.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa370f9cc) out of 5 stars Best recipe for Latkes 29 Nov. 2009
By E. Stein - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Yes, this is a fun book to read, but her recipe for Latkes is worth the price of the book alone. And the one for chicken broth, too.
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HASH(0xa370f408) out of 5 stars Fun Reading 3 Sept. 2013
By jacquie Gariano - Published on
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I always enjoy cookbooks that are personal and tell stories. They are so much more interesting the newer ones that are about presentation. I really enjoyed the stories and many of the recipies. But not as much as I expected from the review I read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa370f654) out of 5 stars Memories of sweetness and comfort, perhaps better left as memories 21 Sept. 2009
By C H Miller - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I read this, bit by bit, at the kitchen table while enjoying (?) solitary meals. It is a wonderful reminiscence, and evocation of a time and place -- rising middle-class urban Jewish life after WW II. The recipes are excellent, and the food delicious -- but the time and fussing it takes to prepare them! It is a chronicle of a life in service to the consumption of food by others, leading to a perhaps unsavory mix of subservience and domination, love and guilt. But there are pleasures, too, in succumbing to the comfort of a Jewish mother.
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