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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. by Evan Bloom & Rachel Levin ; illustrations by George McCalman ; photographs by Maren Caruso. 2020

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

  3. edited by Aaron S. Gross, Jody Myers, and Jordan D. Rosenblum ; with a foreword by Hasia R. Diner ; and an afterword by Jonathan Safran Foer. 2019

  4. Роман Гершзон.. 2019

  5. Kenden Alfond. 2019

  6. Miriam Pascall ; creator of and author of Something sweet ; photography and styling assistance by Hadassah Baalness. 2019

  7. Devorarh Kahan, Rachel Moskowitz. 2019

  8. Genie Milgrom. 2019

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

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

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

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

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

  14. Amanda Ruben ; photographer, Elisa Watson. 2018

  15. Nir Avieli drawings by Heimo Wallner. 2018

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

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

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

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

  20. Alon Shaya ; with Tina Antolini. 2018

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

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

  23. Gabriel Zitune. 2017

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