An intentionally debatable list of the 100 most iconic Jewish foods—from challah to charoset, babka to Bazooka—with essays by prominent food and culture thought leaders and easy, home-cook-friendly recipes in a gifty, timeless package from the founder of Tablet, an influential American-Jewish online magazine. A perfect gift for any Jew.
“To re-phrase the 1960s ad for Levy's Jewish rye bread, you don’t have to be Jewish to love The 100 Most Jewish Foods. . . . Funny, emotional, memorable, and filled with gemutlichkeit, this is a book for any reason and all seasons.”
—Booklist, starred review
“This entertaining and informative reference brings the rich traditions of Jewish foods to life.”
Alana Newhouse is the editor in chief of Tablet, a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture launched in 2009. Prior to Tablet, she spent five years as culture editor of the Forward, where she supervised coverage of books, films, dance, music, art, and ideas. She also started a line of Forward-branded books with W.W. Norton and edited its maiden publication, A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Newhouse has contributed to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and Slate.