Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival is a tribute to food as nourishment for the body and the soul. Written by author June Feiss Hersh and published by Ruder Finn Press with all proceeds benefiting the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Recipes Remembered is a moving compilation of food memories, stories about food and families; and recipes from Holocaust survivors from Poland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Greece.

Thanks to the overwhelming response to Recipes Remembered, we are currently in our 2nd printing. We hope you will place your order for your copy to assure you will receive your book(s) as soon as we receive them next month.  

The cookbook includes professionally written and tested recipes and over 80 family stories of rescues, reunions, resistance, and love amid war. In many cases, sons, daughters, and grandchildren honor their family’s history through retelling stories and sharing recipes. The book also includes restored family photographs of the survivors, and beautiful photos of food-related artifacts from the Museum’s collection.

The over 170 recipes run the gamut from traditional Ashkenazi Jewish comfort food like potato dumplings, brisket, and blintzes, to the more exotic Sephardic dishes such as robust lentil soup, sweet honey glazed donuts, semolina gnocchi, fried plantains, and Romanian eggplant. Regardless of the ingredients, the recipes reflect Jewish life before the war, the resilience of the Jewish people during the war years, and Jewish renewal in all the years following.

For those survivors who could not remember specific recipes, June Feiss Hersh brought in 26 celebrity chefs, cookbook authors, and restaurateurs including Daniel Bolud, Arthur Schwartz, Ina Garten, Mark Bittman, Sara Moulton, Jonathan Waxman, Michelle Bernstein, and Joan Nathan, to create a recipe in the spirit of the memory that reflects the cuisine of the region.

The book also features cooking and baking tips, a Yiddish glossary, and hints for stocking a pantry.


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June Feiss Hersh is available for interviews, in-studio food demonstrations, and in-person events. Please contact 646.437.4254 to arrange.



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