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From My Mother's Kitchen: Recipes and Reminiscences
 
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From My Mother's Kitchen: Recipes and Reminiscences [Hardcover]

Mimi Sheraton
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; Revised edition (May 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060164026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060164027
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.5 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,409,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good cookbook, a great read April 30, 2001
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Format:Hardcover
_From My Mother's Kitchen is half cookbook, half stories about the author's childhood. The kosher-style recipes come out tasting good and aren't too difficult (try "May's Sour Cream Coffee Cake"), although some of them take longer than this generation of cooks is willing to spend. But the real reason to have this book is for the "reminiscences". It's impossible to read the essay about pickles without eating one, and "The Joy of Being Sick in Bed" almost make me wish I had the sniffles. The same way Anne Fadiman's _Ex Libris_ is a love story about books, this is a love story about the unnofficial ceremonies surrounding food.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous Collection of Recipes and Reminiscenses September 15, 2005
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This is one of those cookbooks that are as enjoyable to read as to use. I have plenty of good, modern-day cookbooks, but lately have been seeking out older cookbooks like these, with more traditional ingredients. The stories that go along with the recipes are touching, sometimes funny. I wanted to learn how to make crock dill pickles the old fashioned way--and this book told how. This is an extremely well done, traditional cookbook.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Reading September 3, 2013
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I always enjoy cookbooks that are personal and tell stories. They are so much more interesting the newer ones that are about presentation. I really enjoyed the stories and many of the recipies. But not as much as I expected from the review I read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best recipe for Latkes November 28, 2009
Format:Hardcover
Yes, this is a fun book to read, but her recipe for Latkes is worth the price of the book alone. And the one for chicken broth, too.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like an old friend March 22, 2012
Format:Hardcover
This well worn and much used book is treasured in my kitchen and by my family. I once met Mimi at a book signing in Philadelphia in 1994,and she was gracious,gregarious and delightful. We had a short discussion of old Jewish dishes and how we each made them. Much fun. This book illustrates many old Jewish favories which will make your mouth water. I still am drawn to the saurkraut recipe,and all the baked goods. So,tell me, who wouldn't want this book in their kitchen?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I read this, bit by bit, at the kitchen table while enjoying (?) solitary meals. It is a wonderful reminiscence, and evocation of a time and place -- rising middle-class urban Jewish life after WW II. The recipes are excellent, and the food delicious -- but the time and fussing it takes to prepare them! It is a chronicle of a life in service to the consumption of food by others, leading to a perhaps unsavory mix of subservience and domination, love and guilt. But there are pleasures, too, in succumbing to the comfort of a Jewish mother.
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