Cooking and sharing delicious food is an intrinsic part of Jewish life, one might say the very soul of the family and community. Recipes pass from mother to daughter enriched with the tales associated with the ceremonies of everyday life and festivities. Tradition demands the cooking of specific dishes to celebrate the union of the […]
There is a beautiful poignancy about this recipe book. Sure, it’s still all about the food. But the stories and photography (by renowned food photographer Alan Benson) that accompany each recipe took me on an insightful (and delicious) journey into the kitchens of more than 60 cooks. … Monday Morning Cooking Club is definitely a keeper. […]
These recipes are not only a valuable cultural heirloom that unveils everything nurturing about the Jewish table, they are secrets to the most exquisite ‘apple strudel’ or astonishingly light ‘angel cake’ I’ve ever tasted. To see them handed down like this with such spirited generosity, is real food for the soul. Congratulations to you all. […]
Congratulations to all you girls on a truely beautiful book. I feel really humble when I read how these recipes have been passed down through the generations and the stories that go with them. Thank you so much for sharing all this history with everyone. I have seen quite a lot of recipes I am […]
Hi there, I was given a copy of your book last week and I wanted to let you know what a masterpiece I think it is. I have had an absolute bake-a-thon and my husband and children are thrilled with me -always a good feeling! I am leaving for a holiday tomorrow and now can’t […]
Your book is a triumph, not only for hopes and dreams, but for traditional, seductive cooking. I’m off to nab a Chiffon tin & can’t wait to make those Pelushki!! Congratulations all round!
Hi ladies, I purchased your book earlier this year as I eagerly devour any cookbook that appears to have soul. However your book has become my obsession as I cannot get enough of it! I have already made many of the dishes and can’t wait to try them all. Thankyou for a wonderful book and […]
Hi Ladies, just thought I’d drop you a line letting you know that this is the Best cook book I have ever purchased, I have just come back from a week away in the Blue Mountains with 3 of my girlfriends and brought your book in Leura, read it cover to cover and I hope […]
From the moment I finished reading “The Monday Cooking Club,” I have very much wanted to put “pen to paper” to let you know how it affected me. It is so much more than a cook book. It is a history, a journey and the most wonderful legacy. Tradition is passed on through story telling, […]
I love the look of it: the heavy, tri-folded cover, the warm, beautifully composed photographs, and of course, the fantastic recipes. Most of all, though, it was the love of family, friends and cooking that sang through in the women’s stories and recipes.