Jewish Soul Food

From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today's Kitchen
Author: Janna Gur
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0805243097
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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The author of the acclaimed The Book of New Israeli Food returns with a cookbook devoted to the culinary masterpieces of Jewish grandmothers from Minsk to Marrakesh: recipes that have traveled across continents and cultural borders and are now brought to life for a new generation. For more than two thousand years, Jews all over the world developed cuisines that were suited to their needs (kashruth, holidays, Shabbat) but that also reflected the influences of their neighbors and that carried memories from their past wanderings. These cuisines may now be on the verge of extinction, however, because almost none of the Jewish communities in which they developed and thrived still exist. But they continue to be viable in Israel, where there are still cooks from the immigrant generations who know and love these dishes. Israel has become a living laboratory for this beloved and endangered Jewish food. The more than one hundred original, wide-ranging recipes in Jewish Soul Food—from Kubaneh, a surprising Yemenite version of a brioche, to Ushpa-lau, a hearty Bukharan pilaf—were chosen not by an editor or a chef but, rather, by what Janna Gur calls “natural selection.” These are the dishes that, though rooted in their original Diaspora provenance, have been embraced by Israelis and have become part of the country’s culinary landscape. The premise of Jewish Soul Food is that the only way to preserve traditional cuisine for future generations is to cook it, and Janna Gur gives us recipes that continue to charm with their practicality, relevance, and deliciousness. Here are the best of the best: recipes from a fascinatingly diverse food culture that will give you a chance to enrich your own cooking repertoire and to preserve a valuable element of the Jewish heritage and of its collective soul. (With full-color photographs throughout.) From the Hardcover edition.

Jewish Soul Food

Traditional Fare and what it Means
Author: Carol Ungar
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 161168501X
Category: Jewish cooking
Page: 205
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A lighthearted introduction to the art of traditional Jewish cooking, which links Jewish foods and Jewish beliefs

Knish

In Search of the Jewish Soul Food
Author: Laura Silver
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
ISBN: 1611685451
Category: Cooking
Page: 300
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When Laura Silver's favorite knish shop went out of business, the native New Yorker sank into mourning, but then she sprang into action. She embarked on a round-the-world quest for the origins and modern-day manifestations of the knish. The iconic potato pie leads the author from Mrs. Stahl's bakery in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, to an Italian pasta maker in New JerseyÑand on to a hunt across three continents for the pastry that shaped her identity. Starting in New York, she tracks down heirs to several knish dynasties and discovers that her own family has roots in a Polish town named Knyszyn. With good humor and a hunger for history, Silver mines knish lore for stories of entrepreneurship, survival, and major deliciousness. Along the way, she meets Minnesota seniors who make knishes for weekly fundraisers, foodies determined to revive the legacy of Mrs. Stahl, and even the legendary knish maker's granddaughters, who share their joie de vivreÑand their family recipe. Knish connections to Eleanor Roosevelt and rap music? Die-hard investigator Silver unearths those and other intriguing anecdotes involving the starchy snack once so common along Manhattan's long-lost Knish Alley. In a series of funny, moving, and touching episodes, Silver takes us on a knish-eye tour of worlds past and present, thus laying the foundation for a global knish renaissance.

Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul

Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453280103
Category: Self-Help
Page: 400
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Storytelling is a major component of Jewish tradition and this book honors that heritage with stories that celebrate the joys, sorrows and challenges of being Jewish. Some stories are timely and others are timeless, yet all are filled with heart-and, of course, love.

American Jewish Women's History

A Reader
Author: Pamela S. Nadell
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081475807X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 326
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"Our schools suck." This is how many young people of color call attention to the kind of public education they are receiving. In cities across the nation, many students are trapped in under-funded, mismanaged and unsafe schools. Yet, a number of scholars and of public figures like Bill Cosby have shifted attention away from the persistence of school segregation to lambaste the values of young people themselves. Our Schools Suck forcefully challenges this assertion by giving voice to the compelling stories of African American and Latino students who attend under-resourced inner-city schools, where guidance counselors and AP classes are limited and security guards and metal detectors are plentiful—and grow disheartened by a public conversation that continually casts them as the problem with urban schools. By showing that young people are deeply committed to education but often critical of the kind of education they are receiving, this book highlights the dishonesty of public claims that they do not value education. Ultimately, these powerful student voices remind us of the ways we have shirked our public responsibility to create excellent schools. True school reform requires no less than a new civil rights movement, where adults join with young people to ensure an equal education for each and every student.

1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die

A Food Lover's Life List
Author: Mimi Sheraton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076118306X
Category: Cooking
Page: 1008
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The ultimate gift for the food lover. In the same way that 1,000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous, informative, dazzling, mouthwatering life list of the world’s best food. The long-awaited new book in the phenomenal 1,000 . . . Before You Die series, it’s the marriage of an irresistible subject with the perfect writer, Mimi Sheraton—award-winning cookbook author, grande dame of food journalism, and former restaurant critic for The New York Times. 1,000 Foods fully delivers on the promise of its title, selecting from the best cuisines around the world (French, Italian, Chinese, of course, but also Senegalese, Lebanese, Mongolian, Peruvian, and many more)—the tastes, ingredients, dishes, and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about, whether it’s dinner at Chicago’s Alinea or the perfect empanada. In more than 1,000 pages and over 550 full-color photographs, it celebrates haute and snack, comforting and exotic, hyper-local and the universally enjoyed: a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird’s Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Périgord. Mimi Sheraton is highly opinionated, and has a gift for supporting her recommendations with smart, sensuous descriptions—you can almost taste what she’s tasted. You’ll want to eat your way through the book (after searching first for what you have already tried, and comparing notes). Then, following the romance, the practical: where to taste the dish or find the ingredient, and where to go for the best recipes, websites included.

Spoken Soul


Author: Angela Wilson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469102692
Category: Poetry
Page: 150
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The book Spoke Soul Speak personally on life itself. Spoke soul is the best yet. It speaks on political aspects of as well as spiritual. It talks about everyday happenings. Spoken Souls speaks directly to ones heart and make you think. Its a book you and your family will Enjoy through out the years to come andit will fill your heart with joy, Make you cry and makeyou laugh. Spoken soul is a book of poetry that Will inspire you in every aspect in life whether youre going through rough Times or even if times are good spoken soul will make you feel good and will Touch your soul, thats why its called spoken soul because it speaks to ones Soul and bring out the best in ones heart and mind.

Boy Vey!

The Shiksa's Guide to Dating Jewish Men
Author: Kristina Grish
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439188088
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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The definitive, hilarious guide to why Jewish men make the best dates, where to snag a hot mensch, and how to win his mother's heart After all, she's molded him into the cutest little Oedipus complex you've ever met. Could you show some appreciation? With humor and emotion, Kristina Grish celebrates the terrific intricacies of multilayered, interfaith relationships in this girl-meets-boy dating guide. She waxes poetic about why Jewish men are great boyfriend material: They're smart, entrepreneurial, generous, doting, and funny. They love to eat, and they're passionate in bed. Sure, their neuroses have neuroses. But isn't it nice to know there are guys out there who analyze relationships more than you do? Chapters such as "Why Choose the Chosen Ones?," "The First Shtup," and "Talk Yiddish to Me" detail how a sexy Shiksa can meet, date, and love a nice Jewish boy of her own.

Soul of Jewish Social Justice


Author: Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
Publisher: Urim Publications
ISBN: 9655241866
Category: Religion
Page: 463
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The Soul of Jewish Social Justice offers a novel intellectual and spiritual approach for how Jewish wisdom must be relevant and transformational in its application to the most pressing moral problems of our time. The book explores how spirituality, ritual, narratives, holidays, and tradition can enhance one’s commitment to creating a more just society. Readers will discover how the Jewish social justice ethos can help address issues of education reform, ethical consumption, the future of Israel, immigration, prison reform, violence, and business ethics.

Soviet and Kosher

Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939
Author: Anna Shternshis
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253112156
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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Kosher pork -- an oxymoron? Anna Shternshis's fascinating study traces the creation of a Soviet Jewish identity that disassociated Jewishness from Judaism. The cultural transformation of Soviet Jews between 1917 and 1941 was one of the most ambitious experiments in social engineering of the past century. During this period, Russian Jews went from relative isolation to being highly integrated into the new Soviet culture and society, while retaining a strong ethnic and cultural identity. This identity took shape during the 1920s and 1930s, when the government attempted to create a new Jewish culture, "national in form" and "socialist in content." Soviet and Kosher is the first study of key Yiddish documents that brought these Soviet messages to Jews, notably the "Red Haggadah," a Soviet parody of the traditional Passover manual; songs about Lenin and Stalin; scripts from regional theaters; Socialist Realist fiction; and magazines for children and adults. More than 200 interviews conducted by the author in Russia, Germany, and the United States testify to the reception of these cultural products and provide a unique portrait of the cultural life of the average Soviet Jew.

Matzoh Ball Gumbo

Culinary Tales of the Jewish South: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
Author: Marcie Cohen Ferris
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442997370
Category: Cooking
Page: 420
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Since early colonial times in America, Jewish southerners have been tempted by delectable regional foods. Because some of these foods - including pork and shellfish - have been traditionally forbidden to Jews by religious dietary laws, southern Jews face a special predicament. In a culinary journey through the Jewish South, Arkansas native Marcie Cohen Ferris explores how southern Jews embraced, avoided, and adapted southern food and, in the process, have found themselves at home. From colonial Savannah and Charleston to Civil War era New Orleans and Natchez, from New South Atlanta to contemporary Memphis and the Mississippi and Arkansas Deltas, examines the expressive power of food throughout southern Jewish history. Jews in the South reinvented traditions as they adjusted to living in a largely Christian world where they were bound by regional rules of race, class, and gender. In some cases, Jews merely adjusted their eating habits to match those of their new neighbors. In other cases, they created a new cuisine that revealed a merging of the many cultures they encountered in the New World. At the dining table, Jewish southerners created a distinctive religious expression that reflects the evolution of southern Jewish life. Featuring a trove of photographs, Matzoh Ball Gumbo also includes anecdotes, oral histories, and more than thirty recipes to try at home. Ferris's rich tour of southern Jewish foodways helps us answer the question, ''What does it mean to be both southern and Jewish?''

Soul Food

The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
Author: Adrian Miller
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469607638
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award, Reference and Scholarship Honor Book for Nonfiction, Black Caucus of the American Library Association In this insightful and eclectic history, Adrian Miller delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Focusing each chapter on the culinary and social history of one dish--such as fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens, and "red drinks--Miller uncovers how it got on the soul food plate and what it means for African American culture and identity. Miller argues that the story is more complex and surprising than commonly thought. Four centuries in the making, and fusing European, Native American, and West African cuisines, soul food--in all its fried, pork-infused, and sugary glory--is but one aspect of African American culinary heritage. Miller discusses how soul food has become incorporated into American culture and explores its connections to identity politics, bad health raps, and healthier alternatives. This refreshing look at one of America's most celebrated, mythologized, and maligned cuisines is enriched by spirited sidebars, photographs, and twenty-two recipes.

Cornbread Nation 2

The United States of Barbecue
Author: Lolis Eric Elie
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cooking
Page: 283
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Southern barbecue and barbecue traditions are the focus of this anthology, which also celebrates the best of southern food writing. It is the first book to take a serious look at southern barbecue from a myriad of viewpoints, with contributors including John Shelton Reed, Jim Auchmutey, Jessica B. Harris, Pat Conroy, and John T. Edge. Original.

Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher

The Essential Kosher Cookbook for the Jewish Soul
Author: Mia Adler Ozair
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990601418
Category:
Page: N.A
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With over 90 delicious recipes, this heartfelt book is more than just a cookbook; it is a spiritual exploration of Jewish life and its deep connections with food. Playing on the culturally diverse nature of her own marriage, the author weaves together the culinary delights of both Ashkenazi and Sepharadi heritages offering a full range of dishes for every palate. Included are original guides for how to prepare meals for and observe the Sabbath and holidays, how to fulfill the woman's mitzvah of making and taking challah, and a profound reflection on the essential connections between food and the Jewish soul. Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher is the newest essential ingredient for any Jewish kitchen.

Deli

101 New York Style Deli Dishes from Chopped Liver to Cheesecake
Author: Sue Kreitzman
Publisher: Random House Value Pub
ISBN: 9780517557013
Category: Cooking
Page: 96
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Shares recipes for deli-style appetizers, soups, main dishes, vegetables, breads, sandwiches, salads, and desserts

Encyclopedia of Jewish Food


Author: Gil Marks
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544186311
Category: Cooking
Page: 672
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A comprehensive, A-to-Z guide to Jewish foods, recipes, and culinary traditions—from an author who is both a rabbi and a James Beard Award winner. Food is more than just sustenance. It’s a reflection of a community’s history, culture, and values. From India to Israel to the United States and everywhere in between, Jewish food appears in many different forms and variations, but all related in its fulfillment of kosher laws, Jewish rituals, and holiday traditions. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food explores unique cultural culinary traditions as well as those that unite the Jewish people. Alphabetical entries—from Afikomen and Almond to Yom Kippur and Za’atar—cover ingredients, dishes, holidays, and food traditions that are significant to Jewish communities around the world. This easy-to-use reference includes more than 650 entries, 300 recipes, plus illustrations and maps throughout. Both a comprehensive resource and fascinating reading, this book is perfect for Jewish cooks, food enthusiasts, historians, and anyone interested in Jewish history or food. It also serves as a treasure trove of trivia—for example, the Pilgrims learned how to make baked beans from Sephardim in Holland. From the author of such celebrated cookbooks as Olive Trees and Honey, the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food is an informative, eye-opening, and delicious guide to the culinary heart and soul of the Jewish people.