Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival

Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival

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by June Feiss Hersh
     
 

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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,

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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.

 

Editorial Reviews

Suzie Fishbein
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
Dr.Ruth Westheimer
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

Cara De Silva
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

Faye Levy
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.

Gale Gand

This patiently gathered, touching and important archive of heirloom recipes with their

companion stories is a heartwarming must-have gem, that helps preserve the legacy of

the Jewish experience during World War II. (Gale Gand, nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality)

Ruth Westheimer
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)
Edward I. Koch
All the recipes in this book are wonderful! (Mayor Edward I. Koch)
From the Publisher

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983486305
Publisher:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.40(d)

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Faye Levy
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.)
Suzie Fishbein
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. (Susie Fishbein, author of the Kosher by Design series of cookbooks)
Cara De Silva
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)
Ruth Westheimer
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)

Meet the Author

June Feiss Hersh graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Journalism. She pursued both paths by becoming a teacher at The Solomon Schechter Day School while earning her Master’s degree in Gifted and Talented Education as well as writing freelance articles for local publications and educational magazines. After working in her family’s lighting business for close to two decades, June found a new passion. She combined her talent for cooking with her dedicated support of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust by writing Recipes Remembered. She recently completed her second book, The Kosher Carnivore (St. Martin’s Press, 2011) and is at work on her third book Simple, Simpler, Simplest.

E-mail June at June@eatmywordsplease.com.

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Recipes Remembered 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Lower-East-Side-lady More than 1 year ago
Beautifully presented with moving stories and memorable pictures. The recipes bring back so many memories and are easy to follow. This book will keep the Yiddish culture alive for generations to come! A sincere thank you to the editors...Well done! This book is kept in a prominent in my home for all to see and I continue to recommend it to friends and relatives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. It is so much more than a cookbook, the history, the feeling of struggle, love and survival is shown not only in the recipes but the stories that go along with each recipe.