THE BLAKE-LEWIN FAMILY COOKBOOK
OF TRADITIONAL JEWISH RECIPES
ABOUT THE BOOK
Family, ethnic identity, holidays, and food are vital components of the Jewish experience. The delightful family recipes contained in this book have been handed down, l'dor v'dor—from generation to generation by precious family members from both sides of my family, some still with us, others of blessed memory. Somehow, despite tremendous adversity and tragedy, the Jews and Jewish family traditions have survived.
Mitch pacha is important to me—I am who I am because of the influence and contributions of my family. My Jewish identity is also why I am so passionate about social justice—as you may have noticed, most Jewish holidays celebrate events in history when those in power tried to kill or harm the Jews. They failed, hence, holiday celebrations. Hopefully, these recipes will now endure, a lasting tribute to cherished family members and memories.
I hope you enjoy this book, the delightful family stories woven between the delightful recipes, and the recipes themselves. If you happen to be Jewish, you will, no doubt, recognize many of these dishes. Perhaps your own family has created a special version of one or many. If you are not Jewish, hopefully the stories and recipes will, in some small way, help provide an better understanding of or connection to the Jewish experience. Either way, thanks for indulging my family memories as transmitted through my fictional character, Zachary Blake, Detroit's King of Justice. L'Chaim—To Life! Let's Eat!
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What Readers Say:
"I CANNOT say enough good things about it. This book is Jewish faith, family, tradition, history, and food all wrapped up together in the most perfect way!"
What Readers Say:
"Each recipe introduces the chef and include tender, funny, and heartwarming short stories. The recipes are divine and the inclusion of Jewish history and education of the faith is so interesting and a wonderful addition."
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