A list of our favorite Jewish cookbooks of 2017, from authors including Joan Nathan, Yotam Ottolenghi and Deb Perelman.
Cheese blintzes are the reason Devra Ferst is proud to write about Jewish food. Smitten Kitchen shares her love for the cheese pockets — and offers a special recipe.
Joelle Abramowitz is really not a winter vegetable kind of person. So all she can do is dream about the first squash of summer — and her zucchini-and-ricotta galette.
From our eight favorite books from the year — one for each night of Hanukkah — we present two below. They are all great holiday gifts for the passionate cook in your life or a treat for yourself.
There are two general camps of cookbooks: the kind that you keep on the coffee table and the kind that you keep in the kitchen. The former are big, sumptuous, glossy numbers, usually full of exotic ingredients and complicated recipes. The latter are often less pretty but functional, stained by sauce splatters and muffin batter. It’s rare to find a volume that serves both purposes, but Deb Perelman’s wonderful [The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook]( http://smittenkitchen.com/book/](http://smittenkitchen.com/book/ ‘The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook’) is one of them.
A new season means a new crop of cookbooks, and this fall’s set to be spectacular. Eater recently put up a two-part post with their top picks. From fresh spins on Jewish deli fare to Middle Eastern comfort food to new books by big names like Mark Bittman and Jacques Pepin, there’s plenty of volumes we can’t wait to tuck into. What books are you excited to add to your kitchen shelf? Tell us in the comments.
There is no shortage of home cooking blogs out there. But Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen, a relate-ably personal, yet eloquent blog, is one of the lucky few to have gained a large and loyal following. In fact, it’s her blog’s popularity — she has about 4 million unique visitors a month — that led Perelman to the holy grail of food blogs — a book deal.