Mod­ern Jew­ish Com­fort Food: 100 Fresh Recipes for Clas­sic Dish­es from Kugel to Kreplach

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September 1, 2021

Com­fort food varies from per­son to per­son, fam­i­ly to fam­i­ly, region to region. As the author of Mod­ern Jew­ish Bak­er and edi­tor of the Nosh­er, Shan­non Sar­na has always want­ed to tell the sto­ry of the Jew­ish peo­ple through food and con­tin­ues to do so here in her lat­est book. Mod­ern Jew­ish Com­fort Food show­cas­es recipes and vari­a­tions that have shaped Jew­ish cui­sine from around the world — includ­ing immi­gra­tion waves from Europe, the Mid­dle East, North Africa, New York City, and beyond. Sar­na shares many tra­di­tion­al dish­es, and then pro­vides excit­ing vari­a­tions that will bring basic toma­to & pep­per shak­shu­ka is clev­er­ly inter­pret­ed into a deep-dish piz­za; clas­sic pota­to latkes invite veg­etable-focused vari­a­tions such as beet & car­rot and Sum­mer corn zuc­ch­ni; and a mul­ti­tude of dumplings reflect the range of the Jew­ish dias­po­ra. Sweets include two kinds of Israeli-style yeast­ed rugelach, fun­fet­ti mac­a­roons, and more — ready to com­plete the hol­i­day dessert table. Mod­ern Jew­ish Com­fort Food will inspire home cooks to con­nect to Jew­ish food­ways and explore the his­to­ry of this diverse cuisine.

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