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Author Koerner, András, 1940- author.

Title Early Jewish cookbooks : essays on the history of Hungarian Jewish gastronomy / András Koerner ; preface by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Published Budapest ; New York : CEU Press, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 255 pages) : illustrations
Summary "The seven essays in this volume focus such previously unexplored subjects as the world's first cookbook printed in Hebrew letters, published in 1854, and a wonderful 19th-century Jewish cookbook, which in addition to its Hungarian edition was also published in Dutch in Rotterdam. The author entertainingly reconstructs the history of bólesz, a legendary yeast pastry that was the specialty of a famous, but long defunct Jewish coffeehouse in Pest, and includes the modernized recipe of this distant relative of cinnamon rolls. Koerner also tells the history of the first Jewish bookstore in Hungary (founded as early as in 1765!) and examines the influence of Jewish cuisine on non-Jewish food. In this volume András Koerner explores key issues of Hungarian Jewish culinary culture in greater detail and more scholarly manner than what space restrictions permitted in his previous work Jewish Cuisine in Hungary: A Cultural History also published by CEU Press which received the prestigious National Jewish Book Award in 2020. The current essays confirm the extent to which Hungarian Jewry was part of the Jewish life and culture of the Central European region before their almost total language shift by the turn of the 20th century"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 13, 2022)
Subject Cooking -- Hungary -- History -- 19th century
Jewish cooking -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Jewish cooking.
Genre/Form Cookbook.
Livres de cuisine.
Form Electronic book
Author Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara, writer of preface.
LC no. 2021052928
ISBN 9633864305