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Jewish Soul Food: From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today's Kitchen Hardcover – October 28, 2014

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“No one is more qualified to write about both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish cooking than Gur, for she has lived with both cuisines and loves them equally. Here she has collected the most mouthwatering examples of each. I want to cook and taste every recipe—this book makes me very hungry.” —David Tanis, author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes and One Good Dish
 
“This is my kind of food—bold, flavorful, and comforting, and with memories of home. I can’t wait to cook from this book.”—Einat Admony, author of Balaboosta
 
“Janna Gur’s gorgeous new book is both prequel and sequel to Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s Jerusalem. The title alone makes me swoon. There is much to learn here. I have never seen, eaten, or made many of these dishes: her Sabich is gorgeous, as is the Hamin Macaroni, Mafroum, Feta-Stuffed Pepper ‘Cutlets,’ and tantalizing Fluden for dessert. In a world cluttered with cookbooks, this is a standout, a poignant narrative of authenticity cast in a contemporary light.”—Rozanne Gold, author of the 1-2-3 cookbook series and of Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease
 
“Gur, who opened our palates to the vibrant melting pot of modern Israel, now dazzles us with its multicultural culinary mosaic: the glittering food treasures of its immigrants from one hundred different countries, returned home from the Diaspora. Many writers talk about preserving ethnic food traditions, but Gur gives us the very best reason: every recipe in this focused, elegantly curated collection is irresistible.” —Jayne Cohen, author of Jewish Holiday Cooking: A Food Lover’s Treasury of Classics and Improvisations

About the Author

JANNA GUR was born and raised in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to Israel in 1974. She is the founder and chief editor of the leading Israeli food and wine magazine. She lives in Tel Aviv.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Schocken (October 28, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805243089
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805243086
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.9 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was disappointed because there is so much overlap with her earlier cookbook "The Book of New Israeli Food." If I had never seen that book, I would have given this five stars. However, in the first 50 pages of Jewish Soul Food, there are 8 or 9 recipes which are identical (pickled lemons, harissa, broth for the Passover green chicken soup) or very, very similar (chopped liver, gefilte fish, gondi soup, matboukha) to recipes in her earlier book.

My suggestion is buy one book or the other, but not both. The two cookbooks overlap primarily in recipes for Jewish food of Middle Eastern origin. Here are the main differences. The "Book of New Israeli Food" is not just Jewish Israeli but also Arab Israeli so not all recipes are Kosher or from the Jewish community.

"Jewish Soul Food" contains many more recipes for European Jewish (Ashkenazi) food. "Jewish Soul Food" also assumes a greater availability of "exotic" Middle Eastern ingredients. For example, both cookbooks have recipes for spicy Moroccan carrot salad. The "Book of New Israeli Food" uses lemon juice. The recipe in "Jewish Soul Food" uses Moroccan pickled lemons. When the recipes overlap, the ones in Jewish Soul Food tend to be more complex. Another example - The recipe for ras-el-hanoot (a Moroccan spice blend) in the earlier cookbook contains only five spices. The recipe in Jewish Soul Food is made up of 14 spices!
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Each year, the parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, and neighbors who remember the recipes are retiring from cooking and more. This book preserves the dishes for our kitchens and those of our children.

I was drawn to this new cookbook right before Thanksgiving 2014 and Shabbat Toldot (the parshat that mentions a lentil stew shared between Jacob and Esau.. what better weekend to read a soul food cookbook?)

Gur was born in Riga, Latvia, when it was part of the USSR. In 1974, as a 15 year old, she emigrated to Israel with her family, and she is currently a top rated food editor (Al Hashulchan) and cookbook author (The Book of New Israeli Food: A Culinary Journey, 2008). Her maternal grandparents hailed from Kishinev in Bessarabia.

The kernel of the book: preservation and to remind people that couscous is a Jewish soul food as much as chopped liver and gefilte fish.

For many of her selected soul foods, she gives their cultural name, the English description, and the region of its source. Regions include Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Iraqi, Middle Eastern, Yemeni, American, Turkish, Israeli, Syrian (and Allepan), Egyptian, Moroccan, Kurdish, Libyan, Ukranian, Russian, Algerian, Romanian (Bessarabian) and Bulgarian. Some of the soul foods that she translates are Krupnick, Kneidlach, Gondalach, Borscht, H'rira, Kuku Sabzi, Messayir, Chersh, Forschmak, Ushpalau, Fesanjan, and... Goulash. Some of the recipes are from Ruth Oliver, a twentieth generation resident of Jerusalem. She also includes four online sources for ingredients, including the retailer: Kalustyans.
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Great cookbook! Recommend it to everyone. Can't wait to cook even more of the recipes in it. What a great way to preserve a heritage than through updating recipes that have come down through the millennia.
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There is a lot of culture recipes in there, it's missing few but it's giving you the basics. there is Israeli recipes in There 2 ;-)
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By Hana E on August 30, 2015
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Very good book. The best cookbook I own! I tried at least 10 recipes and they're all fantastic!
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By Volker46 on September 15, 2015
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Excellent in presentation and execution. Interesting new recepies and easy to follow.
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Excellent recipes and interesting stories...recommended by 2 friends!
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Great cookbook showing some of the roots of modern foods
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