- Series: Kosher Living Classic
- Hardcover: 575 pages
- Publisher: Lubavitch Women's Cookbook Publications (January 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 082660238X
- ISBN-13: 978-0826602381
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 74 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is a true wealth of information. There is an index and there are introductions to recipes that have both helped me unpack terms like kugel and tzimmes, with which I was only somewhat familiar. There are helpful diagrams for more complicated recipes requiring specific techniques, such as cabbage rolls and hamantaschen. The hamantaschen filling looks like one of the best traditional recipes I've seen, and everyone online uses this diagram for hamentaschen assembly as a reference to accompany their recipes.
This is a real heritage cookbook in the sense that any American, Jewish or not, can utilize this book to pass down recipes from one generation to the next. I enjoyed the explanations for Jewish holidays as well. I learned a great deal about Jewish culture in terms of important celebrations and the foods that are enjoyed at these special times. If you know anyone in your life who either a. loves to cook and try new recipes; b. can't cook for crap and is married; getting married, or moving on their own; or c. can cook a bit, but wants to improve, then this is the book for them. You really cannot lose with this one.
This is a wonderful cookbook and has tons of recipes for every occasion! I understand that it is a classic, and I would have to agree. Since I have been cooking for so many decades, I usually don't try new recipes or even purchase new books unless they have photos, but I made an exception in this case. I'm not sorry; the directions are simple enough and the books is set up with so many suggestions, that photos are unnecessary.
I really like the explanations for special Jewish meals and observations, and the traditional meals served. There are lots of suggestions like that that make this cookbook unique and classic. It is a large book, packed with more than just recipes, but information and ideas. I will definitely keep this as part of my library.
I highly recommend its purchase for anyone who wants to learn how to cook and serve great Jewish meals, the kosher Jewish way.
It also has sections explaining laws pertaining to kosher food and keeping a kosher kitchen, as well as helpful hints for each section, such as which types of meat to buy for different kinds of recipes, and how to make a perfect pie crust. I consider this a must for every new kosher cook, and I've bought it for friends as a wedding gift.