The Joys of Jewish Preserving

The Joys of Jewish Preserving

Modern Recipes With Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More--for Holidays and Every Day

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Jewish cooking is loaded with delicious fares that are steeped in history and culture. Experience a wide variety of savory foods, preserves, holiday dishes and more with The Joys of Jewish Preserving .

Jewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life , from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago, to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. In a significant sense, the Jewish tradition of preserved foods is a symbol of the Jewish will to survive .

About 35 of the 75 recipes in The Joys of Jewish Preserving are for fruit jams and preserves, from Queen Esther's Apricot-Poppyseed Jam or Slow Cooker Peach Levkar to Quince Paste , Pear Butter , and Dried Fig , Apple , and Raisin Jam .

About 30 are for pickles and other savory preserves, including Shakshuka , Pickled Carrots Two Ways , and Lacto-Fermented Kosher Dills . The remaining 10 recipes bear the tag "Use Your Preserves," and these cover some of the ways that preserves are used in holiday preparations, like Sephardic Date Charoset, Rugelach , or Hamantaschen .

Many recipes are the author's own creations and have never appeared before in print or online . With terrific color photos by the Seattle photographer Leigh Olson, rich and detailed background info about Jewish food traditions, and, above all, with terrific and tasty recipes both sweet and savory, this book is a celebration of some of the best foods Jewish cooks have ever created .

Publisher: Beverly, MA : Harvard Common Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781558328754
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number: 641.42 PAS


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