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|Titre :||Quiches, kugels, and couscous : my search for Jewish cooking in France|
|Auteurs :||Joan Nathan, Auteur|
|Type de document :||texte imprimé|
|Editeur :||Knopf, 2010|
|Format :||387 p.|
In her latest collection of recipes, Joan Nathan shows that she is an anthropologist of the first order as she explores the point of intersection between French and Jewish food traditions and chronicles how it has come to form a culture all its own.
I have come to expect nothing less than the most thoughtfully researched and recorded recipes from Joan, and this latest book will help to redefine the world of Jewish cuisine for many home cooks, myself included. As much as this book shows Joans care in communicating recipes, it is also a testament to her skill as a scholar of the worlds food traditions. Joan is a remarkable curator of recipes, selecting dishes that are not only delicious, but that communicate the history of this unique cuisine.
In a time when so many of the worlds food cultures are threatening to disappear, we need more books like Joans--books that teach us about the local food traditions and local ingredients that have been sustaining us for generations. If we dont record these traditions, they will surely be forgotten. Through this book, Joan has found a way not only to make these French-Jewish dishes approachable, but also to preserve them for todays cooks and for cooks of future generations.
|Nature (forme/thème) :||Gastronomie|
|014553||641 NAT||Livre||Books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines||Collection in English||Disponible|