The Wisdom Daily: The Woman Who Connects Seder Food To Jewish History

April 5, 2017

"For food historian and cookbook author, Joan Nathan, recipes need to be about more than just pretty food. What interests her, particularly at seder time, is how a recipe creates a connection to the past.

In all her work, and particularly her new cookbook King Solomon’s Table, Nathan is not just about the food itself, but about the stories behind it: who the people are who cook it and what it means to them, where they are from and how they come by their food traditions. Many of her recipes are not from professional cooks, though some are..."

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