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Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited Hardcover – April 1, 2008
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Appetizers (Forshpeiz) include recipes for arbes, chopped eggs and onions, chopped herring salad, schmaltz, black radish (ritach, as in ritach mit tzibeleh), vegetarian chopped liver (2 recipes), romanian eggplant salad, 2nd Avenue Deli's health salad/slaw, pitcha, chrain, and gefilte fish (mit carrots).
Some SOUPS are Chicken w/ knaidlach, kreplach, mushroom barley (did u know that mushrooms were free and plentiful in the woods of Lithuania), borscht (3 kinds), and Schav. Some SIDES include three, count 'em, 3 kugels, latkes, shlishkas, kishkas, dermas, tzimmes, and cabbage and noodles (u know.. that mouse in rataouille should have made cabbage and noodles for the critic) (hint... salt the cabbage first)
Some MEATS are cholent, flanken, brisket, stuffed cabbage, potted meatballs, (a history of romanian steakhouses; an essay on why Jews like chinese), karnatzlach (little sausage), salami and eggs, chow mein, and pepper steak. Not to mix meat and milk in the same paragraph, but some DAIRY recipes included are: Ratner's brown gravy, blintzes, lox fliegles, pickled lox; lox,eggs & onions; and whitefish salad.
There is a whole chapter for passover dishes, including an apple cake and matzo buttercrunch and ingberlach (matzo farfal ginger candy).Read more ›
Looking at them I pictured the recipes being prepared by my grandmother, mother and aunts. I can smell the delicious aromas and almost taste the foods.
Anyone looking to bring back their memories of growing up should purchase this book.
The paprika chicken recipe is great as is the kuggel one (although I prefer mine richer). I made the caramelized cabbage with noodles, a dish I'd never heard of but now consider a great addition to my family's side dishes. The chicken soup recipe was also good.
There were also great illustrations of Jewish food and Jewish cooks to illustrate and lend the book a festive air. I haven't tried any of the sweet dishes but come the next round of holidays I expect to.
Finally, the book contains fascinating text about Jewish culinary history. I learned a lot about where Jewish food developed, what created the classic Jewish flavor combinations, and provided insight into a mostly gone era of Jewish dairy restaurants, Romanian steakhouses, bialy bakeries and other varieties of Jewish restaurants beyond the bagelries and delicatessens.
Country," some adapted to, or created for Jewish life of the new country. Arthur has updated the recipes, so that they can be enjoyed without guilt. Potato pancakes, noodle kugel, Roumanian carnzelach (meat "sausages")
His delightful commentary--he is a very knowledgeable guy--makes the book a great read, and his careful testing of every recipe makes him one of the most trustworthy food writers around. There are plenty of cookbooks about the food of the Ashkenazic Jews--but this book is unique. A wonderful companion to Arthur's superb "New York Food."
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haven't tried any of the recipes yet but they look good and I plan to use them. The book is like a scrape book for his life with the recipes photos of memoriesPublished 7 days ago by wisdom seeker
Great reading plus easy to follow recipes. Many recipes from NYC in the 50's & 60's some had haPublished 17 days ago by Emma M
Yes it is a good source for recipes that are tried and true.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Finally, after years of searching, the real recipe for the chicken fricassee like my husband's mother used to make! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
There is a pork recipe in this book that does not make it Jewish cooking - at least Yiddish.Published 7 months ago by C melugin
Excellent book, excellent value, brings back great culinary memories.Published 12 months ago by Interested consumer