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My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories

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by Joan Nathan
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Perhaps the most influential writer on Jewish cuisine of the last half century, Joan Nathan offers a recipe-rich memoir of her personal and professional life.

Generous in acknowledging the influences and contributions of figures as diverse as one-time mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kollek, Leo Lerman of Gourmet magazine, Judith Jones, M.F.K. Fisher, and Diana Kennedy, to say nothing of her family and countless home cooks and passionate amateur historians.

What emerges is a portrait of a woman with a gift for following up on leads, for making friends and inspiring generosity, and for bringing a spotlight to traditions which might otherwise be overlooked. Linking all this together are the recipes Nathan has created and adapted, which range from Askenazic staples and Middle Eastern classics to everyday home dishes from Nathan’s kitchen.

Amply illustrated with photos of food and people, My Life in Recipes is a remarkable record of an enduring contribution to a wide array of culinary and cultural traditions.

Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.

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