One Egg Is A Fortune: Memories and Recipes to Share
One Egg Is a Fortune
There’s no denying that Jews love food and Jews love telling stories; not to mention that even non-Jews love Jewish food. One Egg is a Fortune, compiled by Pnina Jacobson and Judy Kempler, captures a special essence of Jewish recipes and the stories that created them in a way that speaks to the modern Jew’s connection to Jewishness via food. The book is easy to reference as a cookbook with its accessible and organized index, but also serves as an informative and captivating history of Jewish food traditions from around the world. And if the stories don’t grab your attention the mouth-watering photos will. The bold photography also seems to tell two kinds of stories – the stories of the food itself and the story of the food’s journey. New Yorkers will love the obvious reference to its beloved Fairway supermarket on the Upper West Side, the famous Katz’s deli on the Lower East Side, and the familiar sight of street pretzels, while Jerusalem lovers will immediately be drawn into the sounds and smells of its famous marketplace.
While readers might initially get excited to peruse recipes from famous Jews such as chocolatier Max Brenner, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, and Marlee Matlin, the recipes from some of the lesser-knowns are just as satisfying, including Sam Lipski’s Aromatic Roast Brisket and Alan Gold’s Hungarian Scalloped Potatoes. One Egg is a Fortune will take you on a Jewish culinary journey to inspire you in the kitchen and connect you to a whole new set of food and family memories.
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