Eat and Be Satisfied: A Social History of Jewish Food / Edition 1

Eat and Be Satisfied: A Social History of Jewish Food / Edition 1

by John Cooper
     
 

Eat and Be Satisfied is the first comprehensive and critical history of Jewish food from biblical times until the present. John Cooper explores the traditional foods—the everyday diets as well as the specialties for the Sabbath and festivals—of both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic cuisines. He discusses the often debated question of what makes certain

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Eat and Be Satisfied is the first comprehensive and critical history of Jewish food from biblical times until the present. John Cooper explores the traditional foods—the everyday diets as well as the specialties for the Sabbath and festivals—of both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic cuisines. He discusses the often debated question of what makes certain foods "Jewish" and details the evolution of such traditional dishes as cholent and gefilte fish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876683163
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,050,404
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Biblical Food1
2The Dietary Laws17
3Everyday Food in the Talmudic Age37
4Sabbath and Festival Food in the Talmudic Age53
5Traditional Jewish Food in the Middle Ages79
6Sabbath and Festival Food in the Middle Age97
7The Food of the Sephardim121
8Everyday Food of Central and Eastern European Jews145
9Sabbath and Festival Food of Central and Eastern European Jews171
Conclusion197
Appendix203
Notes207
For Further Reading245
Index251

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