52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen (Hardcover)

52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen By Faith Kramer, Clara Rice (By (photographer)) Cover Image

52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen (Hardcover)

By Faith Kramer, Clara Rice (By (photographer))


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“Gorgeous” —The Washington Post 

Whether you are a longtime host of weekly Shabbat dinners or new to this global Jewish tradition, 52 Shabbats will spice up your Friday night in one way or another. This book offers a holistic scope of the Shabbat tradition for every reader, Jewish or otherwise. In it you’ll find:

Over fifty primary recipes to anchor your menu
More than twenty recipes for side dishes, accompaniments, and desserts
Short essays that detail global foodways and histories
Explanation of the Shabbat ritual

Faith Kramer outlines recipe pairings in a mix-and-match friendly format, incorporating easy substitutes throughout the cookbook to make Shabbat accessible for all lifestyles. From gefilte fish to challah, berbere lentils to cardamom cheesecakes, these seasonally organized recipes will never fail to inspire your weekly dinner menu. 



"Imaginative"Los Angeles Times

“For anyone who appreciates world flavors, history, and great techniques….A worthy companion to Joan Nathan’s King Solomon’s Table (2017).” —Booklist

Educational and tantalizing” —Foreword Reviews

"[Faith Kramer's] inventive dishes are...packed with flavor." —Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food

Clear and approachable....Faith has included recipes that not only have you rethinking Shabbat but dinner year-round.” —Calvin Crosby, The King’s English Bookshop

Faith Kramer is a food writer and recipe developer concentrating on the foodways, history, and customs of the Jewish diaspora. She has written hundreds of posts on her website about Jewish customs and food, travel, and global ingredients with accompanying recipes, which can be found at clickblogappetit.com. As a columnist for the j., the Jewish News of Northern California, she writes articles twice a month on food and cooking along with original recipes. She is also a monthly food columnist for the Omer, Temple Beth Abraham newsletter. Faith has taught cooking classes around the world, presented programs on Jewish customs, celebrations, and holidays, and led food-related walking tours that explore the economic, geographic and political underpinnings of the food as well as how to use international ingredients in other contexts. A frequent contributor to other Jewish food-related projects, her work can be found in Laura Silver’s Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis University Press) and Molly O’Neill’s One Big Table cookbook (Simon and Schuster), plus many others. Faith lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Clara Rice is a Bay Area photographer, capturing whatever beautiful or delicious subject lands in front of her camera that day. Her images are clean, and compelling, and she is always looking for a new view on an old subject.
Product Details ISBN: 9781951412180
ISBN-10: 1951412184
Publisher: The Collective Book Studio
Publication Date: December 14th, 2021
Pages: 232
Language: English

2022 Foreword INDIES Gold Winner - Cooking

"[Kramer] explains Shabbat, kosher food and the Jewish communities around the world that inspired the recipes, many featuring the elaborate spices or spice blends that are typical of places like Ethiopia, India and Mexico." —Florence Fabricant, The New York Times

“If you're Jewish and regularly celebrate Shabbat, Kramer's new cookbook...will give you fresh ideas for family favorites. But faith isn't a prerequisite to appreciate this gorgeous compendium." —The Washington Post

"Imaginative" —Los Angeles Times

"Kramer ventures into new publishing territory with a wealth of information not just for Jews but also for anyone who appreciates world flavors, history, and great techniques." —Booklist

"Packed with flavor and history, this is sure to give home cooks of all persuasions a reason to celebrate."—Publishers Weekly

"[Faith Kramer's] inventive dishes are...packed with flavor." —Dianne Jacob, Will Write for Food

"52 Shabbats is an informative, treat-laden cookbook full of ideas for those who want to set their weekly holiday tables in style." —Foreword Reviews

"Kramer captures the particular culinary and convivial delights that come along with experiencing a Shabbat dinner, and expands those delights out to anyone open to sharing them." —Leah Koenig, author of The Jewish Cookbook and Modern Jewish Cooking

"A fascinating, mouthwatering journey of Jewish cuisine." —Jamie Schler, award-winning food writer and author of Orange Appeal

"Kramer’s recipes ensure that everyone will want an invitation to Shabbat dinner at your house!" —Emily Paster, food writer and cookbook author

"What a joy it is to read and cook from Faith Kramer’s 52 Shabbats!" —Faye Levy, author of 1,000 Jewish Recipes and Feast from the Mideast

"Clear and approachable....Faith has included recipes that not only have you rethinking Shabbat but dinner year-round." —Calvin Crosby, The King's English Bookshop

"An almost bewitching selection of mouth-watering recipes." —San Francisco Book Review

"This foodie-based read, along with its nuggets of history, also makes it a conversational tool for the weekly meal. But perhaps that’s just what is needed right now—a little creativity and forethought to make Shabbat dinners more interesting. After all, who couldn’t spice up their weekly routine?"—David Zaklikowski, Cleveland Jewish News

"52 Shabbats offers a truly modern take on this age-old tradition."—Jewish Image

"One thing that I really enjoyed and appreciated about [52 Shabbats] was the idea of diasporic cuisine and there being Jewish communities all over the world." —Rebecca Flint Marx for The Counter

"Gorgeously colorful...A mouthwatering mix of mains, sides, salads and desserts from across the Jewish Diaspora." —East Bay Times
"A beautiful collection of recipes that brings global flavours to your kitchen." —BooknBrunch