Jew-ish : reinvented recipes from a modern mensch : a cookbook

by Cohen, Jake, 1993-

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A New York Times bestseller!

A brilliantly modern take on Jewish culinary traditions for a new generation of readers, from a bright new star in the culinary world.

When you think of Jewish food, a few classics come to mind: chicken soup with matzo balls, challah, maybe a babka if you're feeling adventurous. But as food writer and nice Jewish boy Jake Cohen demonstrates in this stunning debut cookbook, Jewish food can be so much more.

In Jew-ish , he reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband's Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers. Imagine the components of an everything bagel wrapped into a flaky galette latkes dyed vibrant yellow with saffron for a Persian spin on the potato pancake, best-ever hybrid desserts like Macaroon Brownies and Pumpkin Spice Babka! Jew-ish features elevated, yet approachable classics along with innovative creations, such as:

Jake's Perfect Challah Roasted Tomato Brisket Short Rib Cholent Iraqi Beet Kubbeh Soup Cacio e Pepe Rugelach Sabich Bagel Sandwiches, and Matzo Tiramisu.

Jew-ish is a brilliant collection of delicious recipes, but it's much more than that. As Jake reconciles ancient traditions with our modern times, his recipes become a celebration of a rich and vibrant history, a love story of blending cultures, and an invitation to gather around the table and create new memories with family, friends, and loved ones.

My pantry
Apps + snacks
Soups + stews

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Cohen, a self-described mensch and foodie, knows how to attract a crowd, whether of the Jewish faith or just visiting. The "ish" refers to those who might not be super-observant or even folks of different religious persuasions who share a desire to enjoy classics like knish-wrapped pigs in a blanket, roasted garlic hummus, or short-rib cholent with a twist. Home chefs and casual readers alike will be entranced immediately by his description of Friday night observances (aka Shabbat), designed as an evening of both gratitude and relaxation. How to make a challah? Cohen's step-by-step instructions for braiding dough are clear. Is there a difference in bought versus made-from-scratch pantry items? Try his schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) or bagel chips to decide for yourself. Alongside the 100-plus recipes, like roasted chicken matzo-ball soup and kugel and cheese, Cohen peppers the very personal narrative with his take on entertaining (work with the spaces you've got; you don't have to do it alone), menus for holidays like Hanukkah and Rosh Hashanah, and even instructions on spatchcocking a chicken, which is, thankfully, not as hard as it sounds."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Cohen, a carb-loving secular Jew with a passion for whipping up Sabbath dinners, shares traditional recipes with numerous variations in his chatty and inventive debut. Drawing from Ashkenazi as well as Persian and Iraqi culinary traditions, the author sets an unorthodox table. Eye-opening creations include pastrami biscuits and gravy, as well as salted honey chopped liver. Russian nachos decode as potato chips topped with caviar and crème fraîche. Even schmaltz finds a new twist, seasoned here with thyme, sage, and lemon zest. Cohen's noodle game is strong, scoring with three types of kugel. Chicken, of course, is ubiquitous, turning up in everything from soy-glazed chicken salad to Persian chicken and celery stew. And for dessert, what else but matzo tiramisu? Cohen shares a smart take on the importance of brisket recipes, which are "a vessel of family pride and tradition," and a succinct history of cholent (a "Jewish mash-up of baked beans and beef-barley soup"), but the writing overall is a love it or leave it proposition, with sometimes groan-worthy jokes (the matzo ball soup recipe is a minefield of low humor) and a tone that will either inspire or grate. Home cooks who can roll with Cohen's banter will find much to kvell about. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Jewish cooking.
Publisher Boston :2021
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xvii, 251 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780358353980
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