Join me in trying the traditional recipes of years gone by. Lynne Kirsche Shapiro has compiled a book of memories that would make any family proud. With personal pictures and family anecdotes, Lynn has retraced her parents’ proud lineage, and immortalized the recipes and traditions that are unique to Hungarian culture. Recipes like Aranygaluska, kippilach and shlishkes are amongst names I have heard from the Hungarian born women in my life, and take it from me, they are delicious!
The beginning of the book depicts the life of the last generation, complete with maps and pictures… it takes you right back there with her. There is a comprehensive guide to holidays, kosher wines, and explanations of kosher laws pertaining to the recipes as well.
I love the little details of the book, details that make it feel authentic. Knitted doilies and runners that are typical to Hungarian kitchens, as well as Talmudic verses that tie in nicely to the content.
Whether you just want to learn more about Jewish Hungarian history and cuisine, or you are in search of some authentic recipes from the memory of your youth, I highly recommend this book. I am sure you will enjoy reading and cooking from it and much as I have.
Here is two great recipes I loved from this book for you to try!
Chopped Chicken Liver– Great served as an appetizer with crackers and sliced veggies on Shabbat!
Roasted Duck with Fruit– The perfect dish to wow your guests! Serve at your Friday night Shabbat dinner!
You can buy it now on Amazon here!