The sisterhood is comprised of Lisa Goldberg, Merelyn Frank Chalmers, Natanya Eskin and Jacqui Israel from Sydney’s Jewish community. They think of themselves as their own little melting pot, which is reflected in their heart-warming and gorgeous books. They live in Sydney, Australia, but come from different backgrounds. Merelyn comes from Perth, with Hungarian heritage. Jacqui started her life on the Sydney north shore with an English background. Lisa is from Melbourne, of Polish stock. Natanya is a Sydney girl with Shanghai/Russian roots. More ideas, more cooking and more love!
In 2006 it all began when they started to meet every Monday morning – to chop and stir, mince and roll, roast and bake, fry and boil. They tasted and ate, laughed and debated, argued and agreed. They culled and vetted, tested and re-tested, and argued and laughed some more. The end result – a curated and fine-tuned collection of brilliant heirloom recipes and stories to share with the world and pass on to the next generation. Over a chopping board and hot stove, with many cups of tea and the odd piece of cake, a unique bond began to form. They started out as a group of individuals and are now a sisterhood. They want to continue to collect, test, curate, share and preserve those treasured recipes from the older generation for their own generation, and for the future.