front of dust-jacketAuthor: Grossinger, Jennie
Title: Art of Jewish Cooking
Publisher: Random House
Place: New York
Date: (1958)
ISBN: 0394401069
Pages: 243
Binding: Hardback
Condition: FINE fine dj
Illustrator: Lorraine Fox
Book Id: MAIN004619I
Details: Introduction by Paul Grossinger, index
About the book: Whether you want to serve a complete Jewish menu, or simply add variety to your present culinary repertoire, this brand new cookbook will prove invaluable in every kitchen.
In these taste tempting pages you'll find uncomplicated explanations of the "exotic terminology" of Jewish cooking. No longer need you puzzle over such words as kreplach, strudel, cholent and knish. Instead, you'll find yourself trying these unique dishes in your own home and discovering new ways of cooking basic foods for your family and friends.
Jennie Grossinger, famed hostess of the Catskill resort, gives you her special, long-sought-after recipes and menus, for everything from appetizers to desserts. She reveals her secrets for soups, soup accompaniments, fish, poultry, meat, dairy dishes, noodles, kugels, charlottes, vegetables, tzimmes, blintzes, piroshki, salads, pickles, pancakes, breads and everything else, both for everyday meals and for such special holidays as Rosh Hashonah, Passover, Purim, etc.
These Jewish dishes are drawn from many lands Czechoslovakia, Poland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and others. Each nation has contributed its finest to this international potpourri, which has been stirred and brought to perfection by Mrs. Grossinger's renowned talent and technique.
About the author: Few Americans know more about the art of Jewish cooking than did Jennie Grossinger, who for many years presided over one of the best known and most luxurious of American resort hotels. Not the least attractive feature of the Catskill resort, which is host each year to over 50,000 guests, is the excellent kosher cuisine.
Born in Austria, Mrs. Grossinger came to the United States with her family at an early age. Grossinger's had its start in a small ramshackle farmhouse, where in 1914, their first season, Jennie Grossinger's family had nine boarders. Today the hotel can accommodate about 1,000 guests; the dining room seats 1,300. Few hotels have been as widely publicized as Grossinger's, partly because of the many celebrities who visit it as guests or who first won fame there as entertainers.
Jennie Grossinger was long active in charitable causes and raised funds at the hotel for many organizations. Today, her son Paul, her daughter Elaine and their families live on the hotel grounds and carry on the tradition of hospitality established by their mother.