Jew-Ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch

Jew-Ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch

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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.



Author: Jake Cohen
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 03/09/2021
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.03lbs
Size: 9.10h x 8.20w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780358353980

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 02/01/2021 pg. 102
Publishers Weekly 02/15/2021
Booklist 02/15/2021 pg. 9

About the Author
JAKE COHEN is the former food editor of Tasting Table and Time Out New York, and now serves as the editorial director of the FeedFeed (@thefeedfeed). He has written for websites and publications including Food52, Saveur, and others. He lives in New York City with his husband, Alex.