- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: Museum of Jewish Heritage (May 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983486301
- ISBN-13: 978-0983486305
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.4 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
All the recipes in this book are wonderful! - Mayor Edward I. Koch
This patiently gathered, touching and important archive of heirloom recipes with their companion stories is a heartwarming must-have gem, - Gale Gand, nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality(20110324) June Hersh offers us a rare gift in this cookbook. It is a testament to the Jewish human condition and its ability to transcend the past and move forward without forgetting. The survivors’ stories of deep love and great loss moved me. The understanding that for many, these recipes are all that remains of large, close, precious families takes my breath away. The juxtaposition of their brave stories with recipes only makes what they endured even more unimaginable. May the food of their memories nourish our spirits. —Suzie Fishbein, author of the Kosher by Design series of cookbooks (Suzie Fishbein 20110324) A book like this, that helps we Jews hand down this central aspect of our culture, the food that has nourished us through the ages, makes an important contribution to the on-going struggle to keep the Jewish faith alive. I am proud to be a part of it, especially because of the connection with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, on whose board I so proudly serve. - Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Dr.Ruth Westheimer ) With the publication of this book a remnant of Jewish Life is snatched out of the fire that consumed so much. It ensures that the stories, recipes and kitchen rituals of those survivors of the Holocaust who appear in its pages can be carried forward for generations, not just as ancestral artifacts, but as vital components of our daily lives, carriers of tradition, ensurers of continuity, and symbols of triumph. - Cara De Silva, author/editor In Memory’s Kitchen: A Legacy for the Women of Terezin (Cara De Silva ) Reading this unique book of special memories, in which the hope of once again enjoying family favorites with loved ones kept survivors going, is an emotional experience. My mother was the lucky one in her family; she left Warsaw as a child before the Holocaust. "Recipes Remembered" is to me a conversation I never got to have. The book has a collection of traditional and modern Jewish recipes, and I''m looking forward to trying them, beginning with Bialys, Holishkes, Chremslach and Poppy Seed Cookies. - Faye Levy, author, Healthy Cooking for the Jewish Home and 1,000 Jewish Recipes. (Faye Levy )
Recipes Remembered gives voice to the remarkable stories and cherished recipes of the Holocaust community. The first professionally written cookbook of its kind is a moving compilation of food memories, stories about food and families, and recipes from Holocaust survivors from Poland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Greece.
Average Customer Review (19 customer reviews)
every home should have this book, Jewish or not, By elana weisberg 'eswmom05'
May 18, 2011
This was a gift for my daughter for her bat mitzvah. The book came yesterday and I eagerly opened it to write a personal note inside. I was overwhelmed with the photos, stories and recipes shared. This is so much more than a cook book, this is a legacy book every home should treasure.
Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival, By Ron515
May 17, 2011
I'm not a chef or even a cook - but I found the title fascinating and it made me want to learn more. I never would have guessed I would be taken so much by a cookbook! I read each and every story of survival by the remarkable people the author interviewed and couldn't put the book down! It is a tribute to the spirit of the survivors and I will recommend the book to everyone I know, cooks or not, to be one that they will keep out on their coffee tables to have others pick up and read. I hope the author does more!!
Amazing stories and recipes!, By Jen411
May 16, 2011
Is it a book of stories with recipes? A cookbook that also has stories? Or a beautiful coffee table book? Regardless of what you want to call it, Recipes Remembered is amazing! The accounts from Holocaust survivors and/or their families are nothing short of incredible and the food memory tie-in is a fabulous way to pass on not only these people's life-affirming stories but also their traditions, customs, and culture. June Hersh's passion for the topic is evident from the very first page, and thank God for that, because this is a subject that requires the utmost respect, which it gets and then some. The recipes are diverse and so well written that reproducing them is almost fool-proof. Hersh's tips and opening advice sections make this book even more comprehensive. So whether you keep it in your kitchen, or display it in your living room - as I do - I highly recommend this book!