Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays (Hardcover)

By Jane Breskin Zalben, Joan Nathan (Foreword by), Jane Breskin Zalben (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805037357, 108pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1996

List Price: 21.00*
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What better way to celebrate the holidays than to cook-- and eat-- the delicious foods so important to Jewish tradition. Here's a sumptuous collection of recipes for every Jewish holiday through the year.

Jane Breskin Zalben has gathered treasured mouth-watering recipes from her family and friends. Such favorites as matzoh ball soup, noodle kugel, and gefilte fish are here, as well as kasha varnishkas, hamantaschen, and macaroons.

Each section of the cookbook features a different holiday and includes notes on its religious and cultural importance. There are also amusing introductory notes for every recipe. Ms. Zalben's festive, detailed pastel-watercolor illustrations of her beloved bears grace the pages, making this a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy.

Full of homespun charm and warmth, Beni's Family Cookbook is the next best thing to Bubbe's recipe box-- the perfect holiday gift for the whole family.

About the Author

Jane Breskin Zalben is the author and illustrator of Holt's Jewish holiday picture-book series: "Beni's First Chanukah"; "Happy Passover, Rosie"; "Leo & Blossom's Sukkah"; "Goldie's Purim"; "Happy New Year, Beni"; and "Papa's Latkes."

Ms. Zalben lives in Sands Point, New York, with her husband and two sons.

Joan Nathan, prominent Jewish culinary writer, has shared her expertise as the cookbook's consultant. Ms. Nathan is frequently featured on National Public Radio, and has contributed articles on Jewish cuisine to the "New York Times."

Praise For Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays

"Zalben treats us to a veritable feast of recipes with little story tidbits, from her much-loved Beni Jewish Holiday series, mixed in for flavor....A book to be treasured and used from one generation to another."--American Bookseller