A Taste of the Past: The Daily Life and Cooking of a Nineteenth-Century Hungarian-Jewish Homemaker (Hardback)
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A Taste of the Past: The Daily Life and Cooking of a Nineteenth-Century Hungarian-Jewish Homemaker (Hardback)

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Hardback 325 Pages / Published: 31/01/2003
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A reconstruction of the daily life and household of Therese (Riza) Baruch (1851-1938), the great-grandmother of the author, Andras Koerner. Based on letters, recipes, personal artifacts and eyewitness testimony, Koerner describes the domestic life of a 19th-century Hungarian Jewish woman.

Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9781584652090
Number of pages: 325
Weight: 907 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This rich book presents food the way it appears in life: as part of the daily life of a family."
"More than a cookbook, the book is a portrait of a life and a world that no longer exists."--The Jewish Week
"The evocative drawings, the decorative initials, and a typeface designed in 1650 by a Hungarian, together make up an aesthetically exclusive book which is a pleasure to open, read, and perhaps, taste from."--The Budapest Sun
"What is left of Jewish Moson is memories: family stories, photographs, letters, recipes and now, for the rest of us, Koerner's A Taste of the Past. It is a careful and loving re-creation of a world that met an unhappy death, and for a cookbook; or any other type of book; there is not much finer purpose than that."--The Forward
"A Taste of the Past serves as both historical record and cookbook . . . Koerner has reconstructed a culinary tradition, updating the recipes to make them reproducible in a modern kitchen. Recalling (but not replicating) traditional Ashkenazic cuisine, these recipes exhibit distinctive spicing and Hungarian influences. Those looking for new desserts would do well to prepare Koerner's unique recipe crossing noodle kugel with bread pudding. Line drawings bring the text to life, and these recipes bring fulfillment to the curious cook seeking a challenge."--Booklist

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