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

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

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

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

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

  7. Rivky Manies. 2017

  8. Rivka Parizad. 2017

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

  10. Claire Bastier. 2016

  11. אפרת ליבפרוינד.. 2016

  12. Carla Reschia. 2016

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

  14. a cookbook by Amy Stopnicki. 2016

  15. Joyce Goldstein. 2016

  16. Michael Wex.. 2016

  17. Elizabeth Kurtz to benefit Emunah of America. 2015

  18. Yael Raviv. 2015

  19. from the kitchen of Daniella Silver ; with tips & techniques from Norene Gilltez ; photography and food styling by EyeCandyTO Ann Gagno and Abraham Wornovitzky ; art direction by Atara Yunger. 2015

  20. recipes and photos by Miriam Pascal, creator of 2015

  21. Fania Lewando ; translated from the Yiddish, annotated, and adapted for the modern kitchen by Eve Jochnowitz ; foreword by Joan Nathan. 2015

  22. Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook ; produced by Dorothy Kalins ; photography by Mike Persico ; design by Don Morris Design. 2015

  23. Janna Gur ; with Nirit Yadin and Ruth Oliver ; photography by Daniel Lailah ; visual concept and food styling by Amit Farber. 2014

  24. Laura Silver. 2014

Important collections at Stanford and beyond