Shalom Life | April 25, 2014

New Cookbook Recipes From Holocaust Survivors

Part cookbook, part heritage and history. All delicious.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: April 28th, 2011 in Culture » Books » Reviews

New Cookbook Recipes From Holocaust Survivors

Working in conjunction with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, author June Feiss Hersh has created Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival. Not merely a compilation of recipes, rather Recipes Remembered is a collection of more than 80 stories from Holocaust survivors and their families, including 170 kosher recipes. It also contains archival photographs and artifacts from the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

“While at its heart this is a book of recipes, in its soul it is a book of stories life-affirming and uplifting stories about a community of remarkable people who have nourished and nurtured their families for decades,” Hersh explains in her introduction.

“A book like this, that helps we Jews hand down this central aspect of our culture, the food that has nourished us through the ages, makes an important contribution to the on-going struggle to keep the Jewish faith alive. I am proud to be a part of it, especially because of the connection with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, on whose board I so proudly serve,” stated contributor Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famous sex therapist.

Comprehensively divided into geographical regions, Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival contains recipes from Poland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Greece. Hersh personally tested each of the recipes to provide precise cooking instructions and exact measurements. For good measure, she even provides a glossary of Yiddish words.

Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival is available on May 1st, with all proceeds benefiting the Museum of Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. For more information, visit June Feiss Hersh’s website www.junehersh.com/Recipes_Remembered.html.

Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel Slated for ‘The Driftless Area’ Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel Slated for ‘The Driftless Area’ TrendingSarah Silverman Apologizes in Advance For Swastika Doodle Sarah Silverman Apologizes in Advance For Swastika Doodle TrendingMural, Mural on the Wall Brings Animations to Life for Your Children Mural, Mural on the Wall Brings Animations to Life for Your Children Trending
 

Arabs and Israelis Find Togetherness with Soccer

April 24, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Arabs and Israelis Find Togetherness with Soccer

After Hapoel Petah Tikva lost many of its players to Israel's national squad, the founder decided to recruit Arab villagers, creating a positive atmosphere among Arabs and Israelis in the process

Read More

American University To Honor Israeli Professors for Achievements in Suicide Prevention

April 24, 2014 | By Miles Rosenblatt
American University To Honor Israeli Professors for Achievements in Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be presenting its annual Research Award to two researchers, Professor Gary Diamond of Ben Gurion University and Professor Guy Diamond of Drexel University

Read More

Jewish Wrestler to be Honored at Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

April 24, 2014 | By Ynet News
Jewish Wrestler to be Honored at Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

Jonas Eckstein, a Bratislava-born wrestler, saved thousands of Jews from persecution during the Holocaust

Read More

Maccabi Tel Aviv in Euroleague Final Four

April 24, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Maccabi Tel Aviv in Euroleague Final Four

The team is seeking its 6th European championship after beating Emporio Armani Milan last night

Read More

Breakthrough Jew - DJ Tennis

April 24, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
Breakthrough Jew - DJ Tennis

Manfredi Romano aka DJ Tennis is the co-founder of techno and house label, Life and Death.

Read More

Scarlett Johansson to Join Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

April 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Scarlett Johansson to Join Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

ScarJo and Lupito Nyong'o are in negotiations to join Jon Favreau's live action/CG hybrid film.

Read More

Lenny Kravitz to Release ‘Strut’, His Tenth Studio Album

April 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Lenny Kravitz to Release ‘Strut’, His Tenth Studio Album

Kravitz plans to release the album in September through his own record imprint

Read More

Judd Apatow’s ‘The Simpsons’ Episode Will Air After 24 Years

April 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Judd Apatow’s ‘The Simpsons’ Episode Will Air After 24 Years

Before Apatow became famous for 'The 40 Year Old Virgin', he submitted a script to 'The Simpsons' in 1990.

Read More

More Headlines