Featured Cookbook and Giveaway
The Monday Morning Cooking Club
The Feast Goes On
Harper Collins Publisher
Meet The Sisterhood: From Left to right
Merelyn Chalmers - Food is love and love is food
Paula Horwitz - The former barefoot farm girl with a love of food and family
Lisa Goldberg - I am a fresser, dreaming, shopping cooing sharing searching
Jacqui Israel - Entertaining has become my thing; Immersion into the sisterhood has given me confidence to cook
Lauren Fink - Love to feed the family good simple food, and plenty of it
Natanya Eskin - Treasures the memory of her mother cooking up her Polish heritage and her Russian-Shanghai mother-in-law
In 2006 this group of Sydney Jewish women came together to share recipes and talk about food. They often heatedly—discussed the merits of different recipes. "Over a chopping board and a hot stove, with many cups of tea and the odd piece of cake, a unique bond began to form. We started out as a group of individuals and we are now a sisterhood". All Monday Morning Cooking Club profits go to charity.
You will want to buy this book for yourself, and gift it to your friends. The photography is spectacular; the recipes mouthwatering and the stories and memories about each dish, personal and heartwarming. Yotam Ottolenghi says: "You will want to eat everything"; Nigella Lawson is a fan, and now so are we. We received an advance copy of the book, and have already read it three times, and made several of the recipes. We just couldn't resist. If you read this cookbook cover to cover- you will want to join the club — but unless you live in Australia, a virtual membership on Facebook, Google Circles, or their website Monday Morning Cooking Club will have to do. This is the second book of the series (No we haven't seen the first which we understand was a sensation in Australia!).
Each of the 100 recipes is a culinary treasure, and offers a glimpse into a family kitchen. Most of the recipes are family heirlooms, several updated with a contemporary twist. The chapter headings say it all- fressing, comfort, feasting, tradition. While all of the recipes are drawn from the Jewish community, the contributors cross multi- cultural boundaries (Russia, Hungary, China, South Africa and more), and impart a depth of global flavor and richness.
From the Sisterhood:
"This is an heirloom cookbook of the very best, most treasured family recipes, and each will feed a body and soul. It is meant to nurture, nourish and inspire. In this book, each one of the six of us shares the story of someone close to our heart who still stands beside us in the kitchen either literally or spiritually."
If you just can't wait to see if you won the book, buy it here: Monday Morning Cooking Club:The Feast Goes On
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Cookbook Giveaway - 3 Winners Will Be Randomly Chosen
The Monday Morning Cooking Club:The Feast Goes On
Giveaway limited to continental U.S. only. If not living in continental U.S, you can still enter and, if selected, "gift" your prize to a continental U.S. friend or relative. The winner will be notified by email. Once notified, the winner must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.
This fabulous giveaway ended at 11:59PM, September 22, 2014.
The lucky winners are Judy Hochsztein, Bergenfield, NY; Marla Kirschner, Skokie, IL; and Crissy Kogan, Hollywood, FL.