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52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen

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Author: Faith Kramer


"Gorgeous" --The Washington Post

Whether you are a longtime host of weekly Shabbat dinners or new to this global Jewish tradition, 52 Shabbats will spice up your Friday night in one way or another. This book offers a holistic scope of the Shabbat tradition for every reader, Jewish or otherwise. In it you'll find:

Over fifty primary recipes to anchor your menu More than twenty recipes for side dishes, accompaniments, and desserts Short essays that detail global foodways and histories Explanation of the Shabbat ritual

Faith Kramer outlines recipe pairings in a mix-and-match friendly format, incorporating easy substitutes throughout the cookbook to make Shabbat accessible for all lifestyles. From gefilte fish to challah, berbere lentils to cardamom cheesecakes, these seasonally organized recipes will never fail to inspire your weekly dinner menu.


Imaginative --Los Angeles Times

"For anyone who appreciates world flavors, history, and great techniques....A worthy companion to Joan Nathan's King Solomon's Table (2017)." --Booklist

"Educational and tantalizing" --Foreword Reviews

[Faith Kramer's] inventive dishes are...packed with flavor. --Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food

"Clear and approachable....Faith has included recipes that not only have you rethinking Shabbat but dinner year-round." --Calvin Crosby, The King's English Bookshop

Publisher: Collective Book Studio
Published: 12/14/2021
Pages: 232
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.75lbs
Size: 9.20h x 7.10w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781951412180
Award: Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards - Gold Medal Winner

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 10/15/2021 pg. 6
Foreword 10/26/2021

About the Author
Faith Kramer is a food writer and recipe developer concentrating on the foodways, history, and customs of the Jewish diaspora. She has written hundreds of posts on her website about Jewish customs and food, travel, and global ingredients with accompanying recipes, which can be found at As a columnist for the j., the Jewish News of Northern California, she writes articles twice a month on food and cooking along with original recipes. She is also a monthly food columnist for the Omer, Temple Beth Abraham newsletter. Faith has taught cooking classes around the world, presented programs on Jewish customs, celebrations, and holidays, and led food-related walking tours that explore the economic, geographic and political underpinnings of the food as well as how to use international ingredients in other contexts. A frequent contributor to other Jewish food-related projects, her work can be found in Laura Silver's Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis University Press) and Molly O'Neill's One Big Table cookbook (Simon and Schuster), plus many others. Faith lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Clara Rice is a Bay Area photographer, capturing whatever beautiful or delicious subject lands in front of her camera that day. Her images are clean, and compelling, and she is always looking for a new view on an old subject.

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