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The Mile End Cookbook: Redefining Jewish Comfort Food from Hash to Hamantaschen [Kindle Edition]

Noah Bernamoff , Rae Bernamoff
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

WHEN NOAH AND RAE BERNAMOFF OPENED MILE END, their tiny Brooklyn restaurant, they had a mission: to share the classic Jewish comfort food of their childhood.

Using their grandmothers’ recipes as a starting point, Noah and Rae updated traditional dishes and elevated them with fresh ingredients and from-scratch cooking techniques. The Mile End Cookbook celebrates the craft of new Jewish cooking with more than 100 soul-satisfying recipes and gorgeous photographs. Throughout, the Bernamoffs share warm memories of cooking with their families and the traditions and holidays that inspire recipes like blintzes with seasonal fruit compote; chicken salad whose secret ingredient is fresh gribenes; veal schnitzel kicked up with pickled green tomatoes and preserved lemons; tsimis that’s never mushy; and cinnamon buns made with challah dough. Noah and Rae also celebrate homemade delicatessen staples and share their recipes and methods for pickling, preserving, and smoking just about anything.

For every occasion, mood, and meal, these are recipes that any home cook can make, including:

SMOKED AND CURED MEAT AND FISH: brisket, salami, turkey, lamb bacon, lox, mackerel

PICKLES, GARNISHES, FILLINGS, AND CONDIMENTS: sour pickles, pickled fennel, horseradish cream, chicken confit, sauerkraut, and soup mandel

SUMPTUOUS SWEETS AND BREADS: rugelach, jelly-filled doughnuts, flourless chocolate cake, honey cake, cheesecake, challah, rye

ALL THE CLASSICS: the ultimate chicken soup, gefilte fish, corned beef sandwich, latkes, knishes

With tips and lore from Jewish and culinary mavens, such as Joan Nathan and Niki Russ Federman of Russ & Daughters, plus holiday menus, Jewish cooking has never been so inspiring.

Editorial Reviews Review

Featured Recipe from The Mile End Cookbook: Quick Cucumber Pickles

Quick Cucumber Pickles

Makes 8 ounces or 4 servings

  • 1 cup Diamond Crystal kosher salt cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • ½ English cucumber (about 8 ounces), skin on, sliced very thin, ideally on a mandoline

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Toss the cucumber with 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture (save the rest; it will keep for months at room temperature). Let sit 10 minutes before serving.


“With The Mile End Cookbook, Noah and Rae seamlessly reinvent the recipes of our ancestors in a style that’s at once thoroughly modern and truly authentic. These are the cravings of our people —past, present, and, thanks to Mile End, of future generations, too. Delicious, thoughtful, and utterly satisfying. L’Chaim!” –GAIL SIMMONS, AUTHOR OF TALKING WITH MY MOUTH FULL: MY LIFE AS A PROFESSIONAL EATER

“At long last my grandma’s Eastern European food gets the great chef treatment at Mile End. It’s the real deal, only—Grandma and Ma please forgive me—maybe better. Happily and deliciously hamische. No more calls home with desperate pleas for that seder-saving brisket secret (burn the onions!).”–PETER KAMINSKY, AUTHOR OF CULINARY INTELLIGENCE: THE ART OF EATING HEALTHY (AND REALLY WELL)

Product Details

  • File Size: 5321 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (September 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008WOO4BC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,925 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Deli October 23, 2012
The Mile End Deli is an interesting place. This cookbook tells how it came about and pictures of the family. There are articles such as; how to love your knife so it will love you back, equipment needed, ingredients and how to slice smoked meat.

Much of the information in here is how to accomplish do it yourself deli - making your own beef salami, roast beef and chopped liver. The directions are very good and make these deli standards as easy as possible. Some of the ingredients are harder to find like; gribenes, and schmaltz. Pictures are included of some of the dishes. Pickled eggs, mushrooms and sour pickles are easy and turn out very nicely.

More experienced cooks would be the ones able to accomplish the dishes in this book, but this is a good way to learn about authentic Jewish deli cuisine. There are holiday entertaining menus, a list of resources and an index.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it now! November 2, 2012
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Pickled Onions? Pickled Eggs? You don't need to go to their restaurant, you can do it yourself. Not Jewish? No worries, I'm a Russian/Italian Catholic and I love this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jewish Traditional recipes December 10, 2012
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This is a wonderful Jewish cookbook, almost as good as Grossinger's which is out of print. It is traditional but updated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Gift I've given February 17, 2013
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My friend adored this book and read it from cover to cover. She said she was filled with happy memories while reading this cookbook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this cookbook February 8, 2013
By Mark
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Loved this book. It was like visiting your grandmothers and getting her secret recipes!! I am a catholic and love comfort food. Ms. Bernamoff has unbelievable recipes. I am glad they are now in a book and will shared with all of us who love to cook.
Thanks you!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good cooking February 7, 2013
By adie
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very good read as well as a good cook book.. it makes me want to visit Brooklyn for some really good deli food..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot recommend enough! Best recipe book of 2012 February 6, 2013
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Cute, darling,'ll fall in love with the owners of Mile End as much as their mouth watering recipes. Nothing is overly technical, but everything looks delicious. I'm building a backyard smoker because of this book. I will master the Montreal smoked meat (and enjoy the challenge too!). A must buy. Everyone I've shared this book with has ran out and bought a copy immediately.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cookbook January 5, 2013
By Susan
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I usually don't buy cookbooks these days but I bought this one and I am glad I did. Great recipes and fun to look at
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good recipes, updated.
Published 1 day ago by Kayla
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Absolutely a challenging and authentic book. The stories that are told within this cookbook make you want to try every recipe.
Published 4 months ago by JLWDuvall
5.0 out of 5 stars Kosher Food
I work in a kosher facility and this book has given me a lot of good ideas that have helped me tremendously at work. Truly a good cookbook
Published 9 months ago by gilbert a. sanchez
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to read, gorgeous photos
Love this book! These young people are really on to something. So much fun to read, gorgeous photos, great recipes.
Published 11 months ago by Stephanie Fink
4.0 out of 5 stars some good old fashioned recipes
good recipes like pickled beets, pickled eggs that my mother used to make.Good hint on how to make smoked brisket better
Published 15 months ago by Henry G. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best cookery books I have read for ages.
Really interesting, well written and can't wait to try the recipes!
Will join my collection of Jewish cookery books in a prominent position!
Published 15 months ago by Jennifer Janes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cook Book
Here is a cookbook that I can say I really used and in less than a month made a lot of recipes from the cookbook. Read more
Published 15 months ago by John A. Trax Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Jewish cookbook
Great stories, great recipes. Most recipes call for large amounts, might be difficult to scale recipes down for 2 people. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Mile End Cookbook
This was a gift to a recreational chef - He cooks a theme for our group every holiday season and thinks this bood may be used as his theme for 2113.
Published 18 months ago by ann white
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