Synopses & Reviews
First published in Australia this thoughtful and inspiring collection of recipes drawn from Sydney’s culturally diverse Jewish community was put together by a group of women who began meeting in 2006 to cook eat drink and share stories. They became the Monday Morning Cooking Club setting out to find the very best home cooks by e mailing everyone they knew. After compiling a list they wrote to each cook asking for his or her best recipes. After several years and hundreds of recipes six club members decided to pick their favorite dishes for the group’s first book. Each recipe opens with a personal story from the cook and a history of the dish followed by clear instructions and beautifully simple photographs. The appetizers entrees and desserts are all special. Chalmers shares Mum’s Rice Paprikash which she describes as “Hungarian risotto” made with veal shin. Barbara Cohen who grew up in Cape Town South Africa contributes a Mediterranean fish stew. Goldberg grew up eating dishes made by her Polish grandmother. Her family recipes Paula’s Calf Brisket and a Polish potato cake are standouts. Viv Green shares her mother’s recipe for apricot cake. The dishes in this warm hearted collection may be unfamiliar to many but they add to the book’s charm as they reflect the soul of a community. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
A generous, warm-hearted and inspiring cookbook drawn from Sydney's culturally diverse Jewish community, featuring the very best, most treasured family recipes that have been passed down generations. 'Having this book at home is pure cosy joy.' Nigella Lawson In 2006, a group of Jewish women began meeting every Monday morning. they cooked, ate, drank endless cups of tea and - often heatedly - discussed the merits of different recipes. After just a few weekly meetings, the Monday Morning Cooking Club was born. Five years and hundreds of dishes later, six members of the sisterhood handpicked their favourite recipes to go into their book - the result is a generous, rich and inspiring cookbook featuring the best, most treasured recipes from a culturally diverse community. Each recipe begins with a short story of the cook and their history of the dish, and these stories, interwoven with amazing recipes, take the reader on a heartwarming and delicious journey through a community who finds a deep connection through food and the memory of generations that have gone before.