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Jewish Flavours of Italy: A Family Cookbook

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by Silvia Nacamulli
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Raised in Rome’s ancient Jewish community—her mother’s family counts sixteen generations there— Silvia Nacamulli is now a food writer based in London. Her appealing and robust recipe collection offers more than 100 dishes along with

  • A short history of Jewish communities in Italy
  • Origin stories or folklore for many dishes
  • Tales of the cooks who shared their recipes with the author
  • Rules for keeping kosher and observing holidays
  • Details of daily life in Rome’s Jewish community, from marketing to cooking to eating

As one of the world’s great cities, Rome draws people from all over. Nacamulli demonstrates this with recipes from Jewish communities in cities such as Venice, Ferrara, and Palermo, as well as those with roots in Libya, Spain, and Northern Europe.

Among the distinctive recipes:

  • Spaghetti frittata for dinner to begin the Sabbath
  • Braised lamb with egg and lemon sauce for Passover
  • Libyan braised beef with beans and cumin
  • Unbraided, eggless challah
  • Ricotta and sour cherry tart

A richly embroidered tribute that is also practical.

Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.

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