The Lerner family is not only a publishing family but also a cooking one, and this compilation of recipes is an exhaustive compendium of their generations of culinary creations. Arranged in an interesting fashion, it has chapters featuring "Lerner and Satz Family Recipes," "Recipes from Miriam Lerner Satz" (the author), "Passover Recipes," "Sephardic Cooking," and "Favorite Recipes from Friends." As one peruses its pages, one can't help but notice that the older the recipes, the more rich (and fattening); so take heart if you're dieting and pay attention to the later chapters from more modern family members and friends. In the meantime, though, you will find just about every traditional Jewish dish you've ever wanted to make, like gefilte fish and chopped liver, as well as typical American ones like fried fish and tuna, noodle and mushroom soup casserole. The family photographs sprinkled throughout will whet your appetite to try out these dishes on your own loved ones, and the "stay-flat" pages should make your job more efficient. Spicy rhubarb cake, anyone? 2003, Kar-Ben, Ages 12 up.