Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review # 107: Our Mother's Recipes: Carrying on a Jewish Tradition by Dorene Sager and Armin Feldman

     Our Mother's Recipes: Carrying on a Jewish Tradition is a family-style cookbook filled with delicious traditional Jewish meal ideas for any level of home cook. 

     When I told my mother I was reading a Jewish cookbook, the first thing she asked me about was the matzo ball soup, and following that conversation we decided to whip up a pot. Yum! I have always loved concocting new recipes, especially those that I consider "comfort foods", and this book is filled with many amazing Jewish home cooked recipes - from breakfast to dessert! I like the format of the book; ingredients and instructions are easy to read and include stories about the meals, as well as color photographs of the finished products. There is a wonderfully genuine feel to this book and all of its recipes, it's like these recipes are being handed down to the reader; ( I wish certain members of my family would have shared their cooking secrets like this family did!). I tried several of the recipes, including the chicken soup with matzo balls, the stuffed mushrooms, and the fruit compote. Every dish came out looking delectable, and they tasted great too! The stuffed mushrooms are my favorite so far! I will definitely be using this cookbook as a kitchen resource in the future, and I recommend it to any cooking enthusiasts interested in authentic Jewish cuisine.

Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Assisting Authors Online) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Want to know more about the book, the authors, the book tour, or the prizes? Keep reading!!!
About the Authors:

Dorene Sager and Armin Feldman are sister and brother. the idea for the cookbook sprang from the discovery of a treasure trove of their mother’s recipes after she passed away. Now Our Mother’s Recipes, Carrying On a Jewish Tradition is a Web site, a cookbook, a TV show and a place to learn about what the best Jewish cuisine has to offer.
Dorene Sager: Dorene represents the best of so many different things. Dorene is a cookbook author, a wife and mother, a commercial real estate broker, a devoted family member, a true friend and so much more. Dorene is a fantastic cook in her own right. She learned a lot about cooking from her mother, Helen Feldman. Dorene is married and has three children and 6 grandchildren. Dorene and her husband just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Dorene enjoys reading, movies, playing canasta, and of course cooking.
Dorene says,
I had so much fun working with my brother putting together all of the different ways to showcase our mother’s recipes.

Armin Feldman: Armin wears a number of hats too. Armin is a cookbook author, husband, dog lover, supporter of friends and family, medical doctor and a lot more. Armin is also a wonderful cook. From the time they could reach the kitchen counter, their mother taught Dorene and Armin how to make traditional Jewish recipes. If you watch the videos on their website, , you can feel the joy these siblings radiate while cooking their mother's recipes. You can also sign up for the recipe of the week sent right to your email address.
Armin says, “What a treat to work with the best sister ever in creating all of these venues to showcase our mother’s remarkable culinary skills.

Add a wonderful cuisine to your everyday meals and special gatherings. Traditional Jewish cooking is flavorful, fun and hearty particularly with Our Mother's Recipes, Carrying on a Jewish Tradition. These recipes have been handed down through many generations influenced by Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Spanish, German and Eastern European styles of cooking. In our family all of these cultural influences were combined, synthesized and affected by local ingredients through the years resulting in sumptuous, rich and wonderfully fulfilling traditional Jewish dishes. Try our mother's farfel instead of noodles. Replace that tired chocolate cake with some really yummy Helen Feldman brownies or warm fruit compote. You will have the secret to Jewish penicillin, chicken soup with matzo balls. There's enough here to keep you going for years of great food, family, friends and memories to enjoy.
There will b a virtual book tour starting on December 15th. see the vtb banner.
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The Book Launch will be on February 1. Anyone who buys the book from Amazon on February 1 will get 25 entries into the Book Launch Contest. There are other ways to get entries. One is to comment on three of the blogs on the tour days. See the schedule.

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The Prizes:
$100.00 Amazon Gift Certificate for a Kindle
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1 comment:

  1. Great review and fantastic contest.

    Janis Friesler
    Assisting Authors Online