What we eat says so much about who we are and from where we come. Do you like your matzah brie sweet or savory? Is your chicken soup matzah ball or mulligatawny? Does your menu feature a cheese torta or a tofu salad? Wherever Jews have settled, they have adapted local tastes and ingredients to meet the needs of Shabbat and kashrut, creating a rich and diverse menu of flavors and styles, all still Jewish.
In Entrée to Judaism, Tina Wasserman leads a culinary journey around the world and across the ages, from Spain to India, from Russia to Tunisia, sharing the histories and recipes of the great Diaspora communities and the many wonderful ways they have told their stories through food.
Accessible, easy-to-follow recipes for the novice home cook and expert chef alike.
Features "Tina's Tidbits," fun facts and great cooking tips for every recipe.
Includes over 275 recipes and dozens of full-color photos
Would you like Tina to come speak at your event? Learn more about Tina Wasserman and listen to a radio interview with KGO San Francisco.
Entrée to Judaism has been named one of the top cookbooks of 2009 in The Washington Post's holiday gift-giving guide!
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Tina Wasserman's Cooking Recipes and Demonstrations
Entrée to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora
NEW COOKBOOK! Includes over 275 recipes and dozens of full color photos. Features "Tina's Tidbits," fun facts and great cooking tips for every recipe. Accessible, easy-to-follow recipes for the novice home cook and expert chef alike.
Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice (Revised Edition)
This definitive guide for Reform Jewish practice leads the reader to an understanding of the whole of Jewish life -- from blessing to b'nei mitzvah, Havdalah to haftarah, and tikkun olam to Tikkun Leil Shavuot. The revised edition features an index, cross-references to Mishkan T'filah, and new sections exploring the impact of changes in the movement and the world at large over the last decade, including same-sex marriage, conversion, bioethics, and justification of war. Jewish Living is an ideal gift for b'nei mitzvah, confirmation, and graduation, and deserves pride of place on the bookshelf of every Reform Jewish library, classroom, office, and home.
An engaging, full-color introduction to the Jewish calendar. This is the perfect text about the Jewish holiday cycle for students in the intermediate grades. Each chapter examines the history and practice of a holiday or festival, including relevant mitzvot (commandments) and minhagim (regionally-based traditions); Hebrew and English blessings; biblical and rabbinic texts; related rituals, foods, and symbols; and rabbinic stories and legends. More than 100 photographs and illustrations bring history and the holidays to life. Chapters include: Shabbat * Rosh Hashanah * Yom Kippur * Sukot * Simchat Torah * Chanukah * Purim * Pesach * Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) * Shavuot * Tishah Be'av.