An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York By Claudia Roden (668 Pages)Publisher: Random House
Every cuisine tells a story. Jewish food tells the story of an uprooted, migrating people and their vanished worlds. Beginning with a recollection of her childhood in Egypt, the author takes us on a journey through the entire Jewish world. Intertwined with the myriad of recipes are stories as well as history of the communities all over the globe in tiny villages and in such once-great Jewish cultural centers as Aleppo and Salonika.