A perennial favorite with more than 200 holiday recipes from top chefs and writers, The New York Times Passover Cookbook includes beloved family recipes and innovative kosher cuisine that will make your holiday particularly savory and festive. Compiled by Linda Amster and featuring mouthwatering contributions from Craig Claiborne, Mimi Sheraton, Wolfgang Puck, Alice Waters, and many others, The New York Times Passover Cookbook offers a cornucopia of delights to add magic to your Seder meal…and to any family gathering thereafter!
The classic book that has inspired Passover Seders for more than a decade
From the paper of culinary record comes a delicious trove of more than 200 recipes that celebrate the festivity of the Passover table. Compiled from decades of Times articles, The New York Times Passover Cookbook represents Jewish cuisine from tables and restaurants around the world—six kinds of haroseth, for example, and seven versions of matzoh balls.
There are cherished traditional family recipes passed along for generations, as well as innovative kosher dishes to enhance your table not just at Passover, but throughout the year, from such celebrated chefs as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Charlie Trotter, Wolfgang Puck, and Alice Waters. A special feature, the personal reflections of acclaimed Times writers Molly O'Neill, Ruth Reichl, and Mimi Sheraton about how Passover has enriched their lives, may become meaningful additions to your own Seder service.
Dozens of delectable main-course choices for either meat or dairy meals are yours to enjoy—entrees like Jean-Georges' Baked Salmon with Basil Oil; or the Braised Moroccan-Style Lamb with Almonds, Prunes, and Dried Apricots; or a variety of roast chickens, classic and contemporary. For vegetables, consider the abundant selection of memorable side dishes: Carrot and Apple Tsimmes, Beet Crisps, Butternut Squash Ratatouille, and the Union Square Cafe's Matzoh Meal Polenta. And the book's dazzling array of desserts, from Gingered Figs to Passover Brownies, ensures that the festivities will end on a sweet note.
The Seder is one of the most beloved and significant occasions of the Jewish year—let The New York Times Passover Cookbook help you make it as joyous as can be.
Critical Praise for
The New York Times Passover Cookbook
“Finally, you can put aside those yellowed newspaper clippings this holiday! The New York Times Passover Cookbook collects almost 50 years’ worth of delicious Seder recipes from the Times and its contributors, from Florence Fabricant’s Classic Gefilte Fish to Barry Wine’s Tsimmes Terrine. With more than 200 recipes, the book travels around the world of Jewish cuisine, from Artichokes, Sephardic Style--a spicy, fried, Egyptian dish--to Mississippi Praline Macaroons, a recipe that traveled with its originator from Vienna, Austria, to Natchez, Mississippi. Because the book includes recipes from both Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, editor Linda Amster notes that the ingredients in some recipes may not be acceptable to other communities (for example, the allspice in Claudia Roden’s Matzoh-Meat Pie perfectly reflects its Arab-Jewish influences, but probably would be out of place on an Ashkenazic Passover menu). Through the years at the Times, many Passover recipes have come from accomplished home cooks in the New York area (such as Florence Aaron’s Salmon and Egg Salad). More recently, however, the paper has given some star chefs a turn at the traditional Seder dishes, so you’ll also find such gourmet delights as Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Beet Tartare, Paul Prudhomme’s Veal Roast with Mango Sauce, Charlie Trotter’s Carrot Consommi, and Maida Heatter’s Chocolate Walnut Torte. The New York Times Passover Cookbook is an excellent, comprehensive sourcebook for the Passover meal.”
Rebecca A. Staffel, Amazon.com