In virtually any kitchen today, cooks need to possess a broad repertoire of vegetarian dishes for themselves or their guestsfor health, theological, philosophical, or other reasons. In Olive Trees and Honey, eminent Jewish cooking expert Gil Marks presents a magnificent treasury of meatless fare suitable for any table: 300 simple, enticing recipes that accentuate signature flavors of time-honored dishes. The classics heresoups, salads, pastas, legumes, vegetable stews, egg dishes, and morerepresent every part of the menu from an expansive global palette.
From savory pastries like Syrian Miniature Lentil Pizzas to hearty entrées such as Moroccan Mashed Potato Casserole, nourishing Romanian vegetable stews to wholesome legume dishes like Tunisian Chickpeas with Greens, Marks brings the world of Jewish vegetarian cooking to the home kitchen. For those observing kosher laws, each recipe is labeled as Dairy or Pareve. Many recipes include tips and variations for years of fresh, inventive meals.
Through brief chronicles of the Jewish diaspora's vegetarian legacy in diverse corners of the world and sidebars woven throughout the book, Marks sheds light on the origins and evolution of cuisines and dishesand of the communities that created them. There are chapters on suitable recipes for key Jewish holidays and on essential ingredients and seasonings. Maps in each chapter chart the paths of several unique gustatory traditions through history.
Perfect for the vegetarian kitchen or as a complement to meat-based menus, the exquisite dishes in these pages will enrich any diet and bring warmth to any table. At once a practical guide to Jewish vegetarian cooking and an illuminating portrait of its journey across continents and centuries, Olive Trees and Honey is a celebration of this enduring global mosaic.
Wonderful book! I have enjoyed making several of the recipes and have found some new favorites. It is simple easy everyday cooking with mostly common ingredients. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scott & Wendy
Though I'm not Jewish, this is the best cookbook I have in my entire collection! The recipes are the most common dishes from all over the world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by violet20
Really a great cookbook, not just for kosher cooking; it has a nice balance between Sephardic and Ashkenazi recipes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cat Ballou
I have enjoyed all of the food I've made based on these recipes, as have those with whom I dined. I love that it lists options for ingredients so you can switch stuff up, and it... Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. Carlson
I have looked/read through this book after checking it out at the library. It is full of good recipes, with variations you could do if you wanted a different regional twist. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Makenna L Walker
This book is full of both recipes, know-how and history. It's a fantastic shower or wedding gift. Everyone that I've given it to has loved it.Published 9 months ago by Jack
I absolutely loved this book for two reasons. It is fun to read, and everything I've cooked out of it tastes great. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Laura
I have been impressed by the huge number of recipes and other information that has been put together in this one book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jennifer