At Oma's Table: More than 100 Recipes and Remembrances from a Jewish Family's Kitchen

HP  2007

Every day Dora Schechter’s grandmother Leah Goldstein put on her sensible shoes and shopped for the family dinner. The dinners she served at six o’clock sharp were wholesome and fresh, the food of her native Vienna—beef goulash, stuffed cabbage, Liptauer cheese spread, dumplings, toasted breadcrumbs, a touch from the family’s stay in Italy. 

Into this loving tribute to her grandmother and to her family, Dora Schechter, owner of My Favorite Food restaurant, weaves the story of their remarkable journey from Vienna in 1938 to Italy to New York City. Her grandmother, whose husband, son, and daughter all perished in concentration camps, managed the household and set a high standard but was always gentle and soft-spoken in passing on her legacy. Schechter has collected her grandmother’s recipes, her mother’s few favorites—her widowed mother worked into her eighties and seldom cooked—and her own in this warm and handsome book. Fully kosher, with a bonus of menus for everyday meals and special occasions. Illustrations, index.

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