Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays

Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays


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Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays by Jane Breskin Zalben

What better way to celebrate the holidays than to cook— and eat— the delicious foods so important to Jewish tradition. Here's a sumptuous collection of recipes for every Jewish holiday through the year.

Jane Breskin Zalben has gathered treasured mouth-watering recipes from her family and friends. Such favorites as matzoh ball soup, noodle kugel, and gefilte fish are here, as well as kasha varnishkas, hamantaschen, and macaroons.

Each section of the cookbook features a different holiday and includes notes on its religious and cultural importance. There are also amusing introductory notes for every recipe. Ms. Zalben's festive, detailed pastel-watercolor illustrations of her beloved bears grace the pages, making this a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy.

Full of homespun charm and warmth, Beni's Family Cookbook is the next best thing to Bubbe's recipe box— the perfect holiday gift for the whole family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805037357
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 10/15/1996
Edition description: REV
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 9.34(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Jane Breskin Zalben is the author and illustrator of Holt's Jewish holiday picture-book series: Beni's First Chanukah; Happy Passover, Rosie; Leo & Blossom's Sukkah; Goldie's Purim; Happy New Year, Beni; and Papa's Latkes.

Ms. Zalben lives in Sands Point, New York, with her husband and two sons.

Joan Nathan, prominent Jewish culinary writer, has shared her expertise as the cookbook's consultant. Ms. Nathan is frequently featured on National Public Radio, and has contributed articles on Jewish cuisine to the New York Times.

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