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Eat and be Satisfied
Author: John Cooper
Publisher: JA

A Social History of Jewish Food


  Product Description
Eat and be Satisfied" A Social History of Jewish Food is the first comprehensive and critical history of Jewish food from biblical times until the present. John Cooper explores the traditional foods-the everyday diets as well as the specialties for the Sabbath and festivals-of both the Ashkenazik and Sephardic cuisines. He discuses the often-debated questions of what makes certain foods "Jewish" and details the evolution of scuh traditional dishes as cholent and gefilte fish.

Among the topics included in this book are:
  • Structuralist approach to Dietary Laws
  • the features common to the Seder service,
  • the Greek symposium and the roman banquet,
  • the origin of the bagel, and
  • why most of the salt herrings-staple food of eastern European Jews- were actually caught off the Shetland Isles inthe north of Scotland
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