From a leading voice of the new generation of young Jewish cooks who are reworking the food of their forebears, this take on the cuisine of the diaspora pays homage to tradition while reflecting the values of the modern-day food movement. Author Leah Koenig shares 175 recipes showcasing handmade, seasonal, vegetable-forward dishes. Classics of Jewish culinary culture—such as latkes, matzoh balls, challah, and hamantaschen—are updated with smart techniques and vibrant spices. Approachable recipes for everything from soups to sweets go beyond the traditional, incorporating regional influences from North Africa to Central Europe. Featuring holiday menus and rich photography, this collection is at once a guide to establishing traditions and a celebration of the way we eat now.
About the Author
Leah Koenig is a writer and cooking teacher based in Brooklyn.
"Fans of Ottolenghi's Jerusalem will find much to treasure in Koenig's book. Her recipes, designed for the upcoming generation of Jewish cooks, are also a contemporary portrait of the global flavors and simple, fresh ingredients that are shaping the modern kitchen." - Publishers Weekly
"Leah is cementing her role as America's brightest future authority on Jewish food culture." - David Sax, author of Save the Deli and The Tastemakers
"Leah is a cook grounded in tradition with an eye toward making the food accessible for a contemporary audience. Her recipes are as good as they sound." - Arthur Schwartz, author of Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited