Cookbooks: Jewish and more


With the establishment of Food Studies programs at universities in North America and elsewhere over the past several decades, cookbooks are now fully recognized by academic libraries as valuable troves of all kinds of information.  Foodways researcher Barbara Wheaton uses cookbooks to document the use of ingredients; kitchen equipment and the workspace; and cooking techniques across time and space.[i]  And as NYU professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health Marion Nestle writes in her foreword to 101 Classic Cookbooks, “food history is inscribed in cookbooks. Recipes are gateways to understanding how people ate and thought about foodways in the past.”[ii]


[i]Barbara Wheaton,Finding Real Life In Cookbooks: The Adventures Of A Culinary Historian,” Humanities Research Group, Vol. 7 (1998).  

[ii] Marvin J. Taylor and Clark Wolf, eds., 101 Classic Cookbooks: 501 Classic Recipes (New York: Rizzoli, 2012), p. 8-9.


Jewish cookbooks at Stanford University Libraries

  1. Amanda Ruben ; photographer, Elisa Watson. 2018

  2. Nir Avieli drawings by Heimo Wallner. 2018

  3. edited and with an introduction by Hasia R. Diner and Simone Cinotto ; foreword by Carlo Petrini. 2018

  4. Liv Fleischhacker und Lukas Grossmann ; Fotos, Grossmann.Schuerle. 2018

  5. recipes and photos by Chanie Apfelbaum, creator of Busy in Brooklyn. 2018

  6. Alon Shaya ; with Tina Antolini. 2018

  7. הדיי עפאים ; צילום אלכס ליבק, דן פרץ.. 2017

  8. Gabriel Zitune. 2017

  9. Laurence Orah Phitoussi ; photographies, Marie Hennechart ; illustrations, Lucile Prache. 2017

  10. Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman ; photography by Sonya Gropman ; illustrations by Megan Piontkowski. 2017

  11. Maya and Dean Jankelowitz ; recipes by Julia Jaksic. 2017

  12. Joan Nathan ; photographs by Gabriela Herman. 2017

  13. Danielle Oron, founder of the blog I will not eat oysters. 2017

  14. Shannon Sarna. 2017

  15. Chloé Saada ; photographies et stylisme culinaire, Studio 14-Stéphane Bahic. 2017

  16. Miriam Pascall; creator of and author of Something Sweet. 2017

  17. Rivky Manies. 2017

  18. Rivka Parizad. 2017

  19. Steven J. Ross, editor ; Leah Hochman, guest editor ; Lisa Ansell, assosciate editor. 2017

  20. Evelyn Rose with Judi Rose. 2016

  21. Miri Rotkovitz ; photography by Evi Abeler ; food styling by Laurie Knoop. 2016

  22. Claire Bastier. 2016

  23. אפרת ליבפרוינד.. 2016

Important collections at Stanford and beyond