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Modern Jewish Cooking

Modern Jewish Cooking

Recipes & Customs for Today's Kitchen

By Leah Koenig, Photography by Sang An


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From a leading voice of the new generation of young Jewish cooks who are reworking the food of their forebears, this take on the cuisine of the diaspora pays homage to tradition while reflecting the values of the modern-day food movement. Author Leah Koenig shares 175 recipes showcasing handmade, seasonal, vegetable-forward dishes. Classics of Jewish culinary culture—such as latkes, matzoh balls, challah, and hamantaschen—are updated with smart techniques and vibrant spices. Approachable recipes for everything from soups to sweets go beyond the traditional, incorporating regional influences from North Africa to Central Europe. Featuring holiday menus and rich photography, this collection is at once a guide to establishing traditions and a celebration of the way we eat now.

More Details

Size: 7 1/4 x 10 in;
Pages: 352 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: March 2015
ISBN: 9781452127484
Leah Koenig is a writer and cooking teacher based in Brooklyn.

Media Reviews

"Fans of Ottolenghi's Jerusalem will find much to treasure in Koenig's book. Her recipes, designed for the upcoming generation of Jewish cooks, are also a contemporary portrait of the global flavors and simple, fresh ingredients that are shaping the modern kitchen." —Publishers Weekly

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