Book Review

Review of Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

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Prolific is the word that comes to mind when I think about cookbooks these days. There are hundreds lining the shelves of bookstores or on your computer screen--depending on how you choose to do your shopping. Either way there are a lot of cookbooks to be had, and with new ones published on a regular basis, it can be hard to know which are actually worth purchasing.

There have been many excellent cookbooks published this past year, and Jerusalem is without a doubt at the top of that list. I remember my excitement when I read the news about its publication, and when I finally received my copy, I wasn’t disappointed. It’s one of those cookbooks that elicits exclamations of “I have to make this!” with almost every turn of the page.

Tasty Treat: Talking Shop with Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman

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Just before my favorite holiday last week, I sat down with the prolific food-blogger-turned-cookbook-author Deb Perelman. The founder of the Smitten Kitchen was recently given a spot on the Forward 50 and is currently touring the U.S. to promote her new book, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook. Next week, I will post more of the story about how her recipes have inspired my own culinary pursuits. But first, here is your chance to be a fly on the wall in our conversation about how she came to write and publish her delicious new book.

Interview with Mary Glickman (Part II)

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Mary Glickman is a writer, public relations professional, and fundraiser who has worked with Jewish charities and organizations.

Interview with Mary Glickman: Enthralling Author, Charming Mensch (Part I)

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Home in the Morning by M. Glickman
One More River by M. Glickman

Mary Glickman is a writer, public relations professional, and fundraiser who has worked with Jewish charities and organizations.

Joan Rivers: a woman filled with hate or humanity?

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Joan Rivers, Close Up

Joan Rivers: a woman of chutzpadik and chilarity. We either love her, or hate her. She’s either the talk of the town, or fades into red carpet oblivion . . . only to be resurrected again.

Celebrating Gloria Stuart

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Deborah Thompson with great grandmother Gloria Stuart
Deborah Thompson's Book Butterfly Summers

It was fitting that Gloria was born on Independence Day. She was a firecracker: sharp, witty, energetic.

"Sipping from the Nile": A memoir of the Exodus of Cairo's Jewish daughters

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Jean Naggar as a child

I was raised in a beautiful mansion on the banks of the Nile, in a multi-cultural multi-lingual Sephardic Italian Jewish family in Egypt: a Middle Eastern family, where men rose to prominence by th

After a lifetime of silence, Deborah Strobin shares her story

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An Uncommon Journey by Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs

For most of her life, philanthropist Deborah Strobin kept her past a secret from her friends, her children, and even her husband.

Susan Rosenberg, An American Radical

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Susan Rosenberg's "An American Radical"

I guess it’s inevitable, when you’re at a book talk by a 1970s radical political activist who was wanted by the FBI, went underground, got arrested, and spent 16 and a half years behind bars, that

Jewish Book Carnival: November 2011

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This month, the folks at the Jewish Women's Archive and its blog Jewesses with Attitude are honored to host the November Jewish Book Carnival.

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