Lara Rabinovitch

From the Kitchen: Roberta Saltzman shows off two of the 700 cookbooks she?s collected on her own and donated to The New York Public Library.

A Cookbook Craze Becomes a Rare Collection

Looking for a Jewish cookbook with a recipe for lobster canapés? Then Roberta Saltzman is your woman. Or how about the Sinai Temple Sisterhood’s old cookbook from Marion, Ind., with its offering of venison with sour cream? Or stuffed bangus, a (kosher) fish from the Philippines used for a Filipino variation on gefilte fish and highlighted in “So Eat a Little,” published by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Jewish Community of the Philippines?