Roots: Jewish Genes and Cuisine
The Gefilte Manifesto
The founders of the world-famous Gefilteria revitalize beloved old-world foods with ingenious new approaches in their debut cookbook. Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine. Combining the inventive spirit of a new generation and respect for their culinary tradition, they present more than a hundred recipes pulled deep from the kitchens of Eastern Europe and the diaspora community of North America. Their recipes highlight the best of Ashkenazi home and storefront cuisine, tapping into the enduring Jewish values of resourcefulness and seasonality. Drawing inspiration from aromatic Jewish bakeries (Classic Challah with a Marble Rye Twist, Seeded Honey Rye Pull-Apart Rolls), neighborhood delis (Home-Cured Corned Beef and Pastrami, Rustic Matzo Balls, and Old World Stuffed Gefilte Fish), old-fashioned pickle shops (Crisp Garlic Dilly Beans, Ashkenazi Kimchi), and, of course, their own childhood kitchens, Yoskowitz and Alpern rediscover old-world food traditions, helping you bring simple and comforting recipes into your home. Dishes like Spiced Blueberry Soup, Kasha Varnishkes with Brussels Sprouts, and Sweet Lokshen Kugel with Plums celebrate flavors passed down from generation to generation in recipes reimagined for the contemporary kitchen. Other recipes take a playful approach to the Old World, like Fried Sour Pickles with Garlic Aioli and Sour Dill Martinis. The Gefilte Manifesto is more than a cookbook. It’s a call to action, a reclamation of time-honored techniques and ingredients, from the mind-blowingly easy Classic Sour Dill Pickles to the Crispy Honey-Glazed Chicken with Tsimmes. Make a stand. Cook the Manifesto. The results are radically delicious.
Chanie Apfelbaum, creator of world-renowned kosher food blog Busy In Brooklyn, makes her cookbook debut with a collection of modern, cultural, trendy, and bold dishes that reflect her passion for reinventing traditional foods with a Millennial vibe. Millennial Kosher features: -Over 150 innovative recipes for everyday and holiday meals -Beautiful color photos for every dish -Meatless Meals section includes dairy-free and vegetarian options -Guide to kosher meat cookery -Comprehensive tools and ingredient list The millennial kosher kitchen is one in which food is reinvented and reimagined in new and exciting ways. It includes ingredients that are healthier, fresher, and more vibrant than ever before. Yesterday's margarine is today's coconut oil, bone broth is the new chicken soup, and the onion soup mix of our youth is replaced with umami-rich porcini mushroom powder. Today, kosher food is spicier and bolder than the food we grew up eating. There's an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients, less processed foods, and healthier nondairy alternatives. Modern kosher food reinterprets and reinvents tradition, while still staying true to our heritage. It's food that's influenced by cultural cuisine and not limited to, but inspired by, kosher guidelines. There is still a place for the kosher comfort foods of our youth, and for that there are hundreds of cookbooks. But for now, it's time for Millennial Kosher.
Bring It!: Tried and True Recipes
Bring It! is the ultimate source for potluck, picnic, or dinner party-worthy dishes that combine simple prep with big taste! The word "potluck" may inspire memories of church dinners and mystery covered dishes. But today's potlucks are essentially outsourced dinner parties, which make gathering around a shared table a cinch. Inside Bring It!, you will find dozens of impressive-looking recipes that come together easily, and are perfect for carrying to any occasion. Author Ali Rosen has put a long career in the food world to use, drawing on chef and restaurant secrets for easy dishes that will have friends begging for the recipe. Must-have dishes include: Â· Pimento Cheese and Crab Dip Â· Snap Pea Salad with Parmesan and Bacon Â· Pistachio and Anchovy Pasta Â· Short Ribs with Quick Pickled Shallots Â· S'mores Bars Each recipe includes a note called "How to Bring It," for make-ahead, reheating, and transport instructions. Flavors are designed for maximum impact, but won't take hours to cook, or require special ingredients. Have dinner with the neighbors, sit down to a picnic in the park, or bring a dish to the school luncheon. They come together easily, hold well, and travel beautifully. They'll have you rethinking the potluck.
Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales
From the colonial era to the present, Marcie Cohen Ferris examines the expressive power of food throughout southern Jewish history. She demonstrates with delight and detail how southern Jews reinvented culinary traditions as they adapted to the customs, landscape, and racial codes of the American South. Richly illustrated, this culinary tour of the historic Jewish South is an evocative mixture of history and foodways, including more than thirty recipes to try at home.
Let's Get Rolling
As you leaf through this book, you will soon become aware that what you have is no ordinary cookbook. It's a vegetarian cookbook. It has Alma's beautiful watercolor illustrations. And it's designed for people who get around on wheels as well as others with mobility challenges. But it's more than any of these or all of these combined. It's an introduction to a way of living, especially a way of living that evolves as physical abilities change. When she was first diagnosed with the rare, progressive Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease (APBD), Alma started a blog. In it, she shared her experiences with the world. In a post dated February 28, 2015, Alma wrote: "Yes, I have this lousy disease; yes, I have limitations; yes, I am loved; and yes, there are possibilities." This book is a chronicle of possibilities.Alma had long ago mastered the art of creating simple, uncomplicated dishes that were, at the same time, elegant and delicious. She knew how to use leftovers to make even more interesting meals. Most importantly, she knew how to capitalize on the flavors of fresh foods - eggplants, figs, peaches, avocados. When she realized that she would be cooking from a wheelchair, Alma rearranged her kitchen, having doors removed where necessary, bringing utensils within reach and organizing them functionally, and, in the process, creating a work space that was both serviceable and attractive. With this creative rearrangement, she could continue to make the food that nourished her and that she enjoyed sharing with her friends. She modified recipes and created new ones that were easy to prepare and didn't require unusual ingredients.