Jewish Holiday Cook Book, Leah W. Leonard, 1955



Jewish Holiday Cook Book, Leah W. Leonard, 1955: First edition, first printing of the Jewish Holiday Cook Book, published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York. Hard cover cookbook with 184 pages. No dust jacket. Book is in mint condition. Definitely gift quality.

First chapter is on the Hebrew calendar and Jewish holidays and food associations. It has recipes for Sabbath, Rosh Hashonah, Yom Kippur, Succoth, Channukah, Tu b’Sh’vat or Chamiso Oser b’Sh’vat, Purim, Pesach or Passover, Lag B’Omer, Shevuoth, and home celebrations, including Brith Millah, Ben Zocher, Pidyon’-aBen, Bar Mitzvah, Bas Mitzvah, weddings, anniversaries, luncheons, and receptions.

At we try to provide you with your mother’s cookbook! I know lots of current recipe bloggers write proudly that their recipes are “not from your mother’s cookbook.” We think the recipes in your mother’s cookbook provided food that was nutritious and warm and colorful and just plain yummy! We know that just looking at the cover of your mother’s Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book makes you feel good. Holding her Betty Crocker Cookbook, or her Better Homes and Gardens, or Good Housekeeping Cookbook in your hands is better than nostalgic. And cooking some of those dishes for your children will pass on a great tradition.


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