Fishbein, editor of the highly popular and successful Kosher Palette, has produced a cookbook focusing on elegant kosher cuisine that is easy to produce by the modern at-home cook. She precedes each section with a description of a festival and its customs, and includes a suggested menu and kosher wine list. Interspersed with vibrant color photographs, the recipes make full use of the growing range of kosher ingredients available, and she has no compunction in saving time and effort by using store-bought sauces in some dishes, such as Tarragon Chicken. Traditional recipes also appear, but are usually given a new twist-the visually pleasing Tri-color Gefilte Fish once again utilizes a store-bought item but enhances both it and the conventional presentation by layering to make a terrine. Useful tips are added where needed, and Fishbein indicates when a recipe is parve (neutral) or dairy. She also offers a comprehensive Passover section that includes a chart of all the recipes that can be used for this festival, with its additional dietary requirements, as well as the steps needed to adapt many others. With kosher cookbooks becoming more sophisticated, Fishbein has produced a volume that straddles that delicate line between modern and traditional and between refined cuisine and everyday ease.
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Having purchased previous Susie FIshbein cookbooks, I missed having more full color pictures of the dishes in the book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Computer Geek
I love this book. This purchase was sent to a relative who enjoyed using it at my home for holiday dinner.Published 12 months ago by Terri R. Schwartz
This was a birthday present to my self. The item was exactly as described, wonderful price, and I cannot wait to start using it.Published 15 months ago by Princessbelle1015
PLEASE will someone tell me which of these books has the recipe for "vegetarian schmaltz'? For some reason, I cannot locate it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Stanley Zebrowitz
This book is beautifully written and contains splendid pictures that accompany almost every recipe.
I have cooked several of the recipes described here. Read more
I am disappointed in the series, too
Many recipes are repeated from book to book, so you wind up paying two, three, four times for the same recipe in each book.
I found this cookbook at the daughter's house and after reading many of the recipes, I decided to but it for myself. The recipes are creative, but not complicated--and delicious. Read morePublished 22 months ago by puzzler