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. edited by Alana Newhouse, with Stephanie Butnick ; photographs by Noah Fecks ; illustrations by Joana Avillez ; recipe editing by Gabriella Gershenson. 2019

  2. Kenden Alfond. 2019

  3. Adeena Sussman ; [foreword by Michael Solomonov].. 2019

  4. ‏הפקה ועריכה, הדסה בן־ארי ; צילום, אסף רונן.. 2019

  5. by Rivky Kleiman ; photography by Moshe Wulliger. 2019

  6. with recipes from Haya Molcho & Elihay Biran, stories by Ellen Lewis & Walther Hetzer, and photographs by Nuriel Molcho ; translator: Douglas Deitemyer. 2019

  7. Amanda Ruben ; photographer, Elisa Watson. 2018

  8. Nir Avieli drawings by Heimo Wallner. 2018

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

  10. Michael Solomonov, Steven Cook ; produced by Dorothy Kalins Ink ; photographs by Michael Persico ; art direction by Don Morris Design. 2018

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

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

  13. Alon Shaya ; with Tina Antolini. 2018

  14. mit Rezepten von Haya Molcho & Elihay Biran ; Fotografien von Nuriel Molcho ; sowie Texten von Ellen Lewis & Walther Hetzer. 2018

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

  16. Gabriel Zitune. 2017

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

  18. Emma Spitzer. 2017

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

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

  21. Joan Nathan ; photographs by Gabriela Herman. 2017

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

  23. Shannon Sarna. 2017

Important collections at Stanford and beyond