A forgotten Jewish cuisine
Joan Nathan is the ruling scholar and author on Jewish and kosher cuisine around the globe. In her newest title, QUICHES, KUGELS, AND COUSCOUS: MY SEARCH FOR JEWISH COOKING IN FRANCE, Nathan discovers a fascinating history of food, as well as the history of Jewish people in France. Traveling to Paris, Alsace, and the Loire Valley, she visits markets and many tables, breaking bread across the country at meals steeped in tradition. As Hanukkah approaches—this year, from December 1st through 9th—keep MY SEARCH FOR JEWISH COOKING IN FRANCE at the top of your list—including its recipes for roast duck with cherries, or chestnut cream cake. It is available now from Alfred A Knopf and Borzoi Books, for $40, in stores and online.