Bookmark and Share

Recipes Remembered
A Celebration of Survival

recipesremembercoverBy June Feiss Hersh
Ruder Finn Press in association with the Museum of Jewish Heritage

The opening page of this remarkable book is dedicated to "those who are here, and those who are not. I am forever humbled and honored to share your stories and recipes."  Those poignant words by Hersh so aptly express our feelings after reading their stories and the recipes they shared.  A collection of cherished heirloom recipes which reflect our Jewish heritage – journeying through the kosher kitchens of Poland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia, the Ukraine, and Greece. Even more so however, the recipes mirror the lives of survivors and the families that lived to share them. The stories are poignant, horrific, heartwarming recollections of life in Europe before, during, and after the Holocaust.

We suggest that Recipes Remembered is just as much a memorial to a time gone by, as it is a heritage cookbook. It is a storybook filled with delicious, meaningful recipes – some taken directly from stained index cards, from memory, and some lost but interpreted by 24 contemporary chefs. Your entire purchase of the book helps to safeguard this precious culinary history, share the legacy, and to benefit the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Mike and Frania Faywlowicz, Poland (Sadly Frania passed away prior to the book’s publication) :Frania's Meat and Potato Cholent recipe.

Freda Lederer, Hungary: Passover Stuffed Cabbage

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Germany: Celebration Cake

June Hersh is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. After two decades working in the family business, she found a new passion – Hersh combined her talent for cooking/writing, with her dedicated support of the Museum of Jewish Heritage by writing this book. She lives in New York with her husband and is currently working on her third book.

KosherEye Notes:
Susie Fishbein’s
eloquent book jacket quote says it all:
June Hersh offers us a rare gift in this cookbook.  It is a testament to the Jewish human condition and its ability to transcend the past and move forward without forgetting. The survivor's stories of deep love and great loss moved me.  The understanding that for many, these recipes are all that remains of large, close, precious families takes my breath away. The juxtaposition of their brave stories with recipes only makes what they endured even more unimaginable.  May the food of their memories nourish our spirits"

Win the Book ...We thank Ruder Finn Press in association with the  Museum of Jewish Heritage for sponsoring this week’s Cookbook of the Week and the FREE Giveaway!

To enter to win the cookbook:

Please email us at ContactKosherEye (just click on the email link), and put your name and the name of the cookbook in the message box.
So easy! Giveaway ends midnight, April 7th, 2013.

Buy the Book...Recipes Remembered for your cookbook library, or as a gift!

Featured Cookbook


We have searched the world of cookbooks and selected some of the most exciting, enticing, fun, entertaining and informative to share in our popular feature Featured Cookbook.

Some of these cookbooks have recipes with non-kosher ingredients. No worries! KosherEye and our team of cookbook authors, chefs and foodies will help you convert these ingredients to kosher substitutes. In fact we are providing an initial, basic list of kosher substitutions for you.

Attention Cookbook Writers and Media: If you would like KosherEye to consider your cookbook for feature, send a note to

round-facebook round-twitter pinterest round-rss