While at its heart this is a book of recipes, in its soul it is a book of stories; life-affirming and uplifting stories about a community of remarkable people who have nourished and nurtured their families for decades. Plucked from their homes, our contributors were children of the Holocaust, thrown from comfort to chaos. Many survived death camps, displacement or years of hiding while others were sent to safety arriving in unfamiliar places. We consider all these contributors survivors as they survived the unimaginable and their lives were forever changed. Prior to the war, they had enjoyed memorable meals and family gatherings. They learned about secret ingredients and timeless traditions. They came from cities with regional specialties, indigenous spices, local flavors and distinctive techniques. Through it all, one important constant was the food they remembered. With this cookbook, we celebrate the survival of these miraculous people and their RECIPES REMEMBERED.
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Recipes Remembered was picked as one of the Top books of 2011
By Joan Nathan
Nominated for the coveted James Beard Award
The reviews are in, and everyone is raving about Recipes Remembered:
Susie Fishbein wrote: 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 survivor's 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.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer wrote: 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 proudly sit.
Over 80 remarkable stories, Over 170 delicious recipes including contributions from professional chefs and cookbook authors such as: Ina Garten, Susie Fishbein, Sara Moulton, Arthur Schwartz, Mark Bittman, Daniel Boulud, Jonathan Waxman, Joan Nathan and many, many more........