Knishes, Kugel, Kasha and More! Jewish Food in New York and Beyond
Annotation:The food traditions and habits of five families who lived at 97 Orchard Street in the 19th century, including two Jewish families, one from Germany and one from Eastern Europe. 97 Orchard Street is now the home of the Tenement Museum.
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Annotation:Includes a chapter on the influence of Jewish cuisine in NYC.
Annotation:Entry from the online encyclopedia published on the Jewish Women's Archive website.
Annotation:These tales, of immigrants in their old worlds and in the new, demonstrate the role of hunger in driving migration and the significance of food in cementing ethnic identity and community. Hasia Diner confirms the well-worn adage, "Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are." - from publisher
Annotation:Digitized book covers and selections from Jewish cookbooks in the NYPL Research collections.
Annotation:This large and informative book...is arranged by the Jewish calendar, starting with recipes and menus for Rosh Hashanah and ending with Shavuot, along with suggestions for weekly Sabbath meals." - Library Journal
Annotation:"400 recipes accompanied by personal commentary and culinary history passed down through generations of Jewish cooks." - Booklist
Annotation:Laura Silver is an expert on the knish. You can find some of her writings here, such as "Knish Remembrance," originally published by Brandeis University Press in the 2002 anthology Jews of Brooklyn.
Annotation:The author travels coast to coast in search of good deli and sometimes finds it in surprising places, as well as in the expected locations, such as New York and Montreal.
Annotation:Food and cooking play a central role in this story of a Jewish family struggling to survive on the Lower East Side. It is "part memoir, part social history, and part fiction" according to the author.
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Cookbooks, social histories, encyclopedias, websites and a novel that celebrate and explore Jewish culinary traditions in New York and further afield. This list is inspired by Laura Silver's program "The Life and Times of the Knish," held at the Mid-Manhattan Library on August 7, 2012 in conjunction with NYPL’s “Lunch Hour NYC” exhibition. List updated April 2013.