You landed here, so I am guessing you have a basic idea of who I am and what I do. But for those of you with fat fingers who mistyped a web address and found yourself on my page by accident, I write cookbooks with a charitable flavor. My mantra is Eat Well - Do Good, a way to combine great food and rewarding deeds.
I put my money ( and time ) where my mouth is, by writing Recipes Remembered, a Celebration of Survival, which contains the remarkable stories and authentic recipes of Holocaust survivors. Their stories are universal, proving the power of faith, luck, resilience and strength. Their recipes represent the BEST in cooking from nearly every corner of the globe. Not just Jewish food, but the traditional dishes that nourished and nurtured generations of Americans for decades.
The softcover version of Recipes Remembered has officially launched and is available through the Museum of Jewish Heritage who continues to benefit from its proceeds, by clicking on this linkhttp://www.pickmanmuseumshop.com/rere1.html or from Amazon http://tiny.cc/umo8yw
It has been an exciting time for Recipes Remembered and me. This past March, I appeared on QVC's wildly popular show In the Kitchen with David, where we sold more than 4600 copies of Recipes Remembered during my 8 minutes on air. QVC could not have been more fun and welcoming and David Venable is a true professional and a very sweet man. I had a blast! While the book is no longer available through QVC, the video link can still be accessed by clicking here:
I am excited to announce a new project in the works, the Holocaust Survivor Project whose progress you can follow here. I am working with Brian Marcus, a gifted NYC photographer, owner of the Fred Marcus Studio and grandson of the late Fred Marcus. Fred was a Holocaust survivor and Brian's vision is to honor his grandfather and the legacy of this aging community. He hopes to photograph at least 100 survivors, I will then interview them and together through photos and words we will preserve their images and wisdom. We hope to create a visually impactful gallery exhibit and eventual illustrated book.
If you are a survivor or know of one who would want to be photographed, please send an email email@example.com and we will contact you. You can also check here for updates about where we will be holding photography sessions in your area. Check out website for more details www.hsproject.org If you just can't wait, call us at 212-873-5588 and reference the Holocaust Survivor Project. The studio will setup an appointment for you.
For those of you who can't get enough of social media, tweet or follow me on twitter @junehersh where I post food related updates or @HSProject2013 where I inform you of positive news related to the survivor community and our new project.