The directions are clear and easy to follow.
Many times I've heard someone say, "I enjoy just reading cookbooks," and thought that as silly as buying a CD just to watch it spin.
The cultural and historical information--arranged chronologically--is fascinating, and were that all the book offered, it would be enough.
This book contains excellent, delicious recipes. The directions are clear and easy to follow. The histories that accompany the recipes bring a tie to people and families long gone. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bern
A major reason we bought this was for a recipe for the Hungarian honey cake, but it was a total disaster. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bart S.
The best part of this book is the history of Jewish foods and food manufacturers in this country. Love the old ads! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Judy L.
I knew her in Israel, back in the 1970's. She was a terrific cook then, too. This book is just marvelous. You will use it every day.Published 18 months ago by Sharon Smith
It's a history lesson and a great source of information and background on all of the entries. It's terrific and I can't wait to start cooking up some of the stuff!Published 21 months ago by California Greg
The stories, the recipes will give you an inside look at how these marvelous recipes came to be. Great book!Published 21 months ago by divergent
I enjoy reading and cooking from this book, but the index on the back is so bad. I got so frustrated just trying to find things from reading the index. Read morePublished on August 31, 2012 by Suzanne Tran
Outstanding book, whether you like to cook and experience new things or just like to read (it reads like a biography - interesting and knowledgeable).Published on January 30, 2011 by Cooker
Jewish cooking has such a rich and fascinating history, and Joan Nathan does it justice in this comprehensive history and collection of Jewish recipes from all over the world. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Patricia A. Smith