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. Nir Avieli drawings by Heimo Wallner. 2018

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

  3. Alon Shaya ; with Tina Antolini. 2018

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

  5. Gabriel Zitune. 2017

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

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

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

  9. Joan Nathan ; photographs by Gabriela Herman. 2017

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

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

  12. Rivky Manies. 2017

  13. Rivka Parizad. 2017

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

  15. Claire Bastier. 2016

  16. אפרת ליבפרוינד.. 2016

  17. Carla Reschia. 2016

  18. by Susie Fishbein ; photography by John Uher. 2016

  19. a cookbook by Amy Stopnicki. 2016

  20. Joyce Goldstein. 2016

  21. Michael Wex.. 2016

  22. Elizabeth Kurtz to benefit Emunah of America. 2015

  23. Yael Raviv. 2015

Important collections at Stanford and beyond