Simply Southern with a Dash of Kosher Soul is packed with recipes, that while tailored to Jewish food preferences, would fit in just as well in anyone’s kitchen. The challenges of preparing food with appeal to the southern palate, while maintaining Kosher guidelines, has produced a subtly different cuisine, which is featured in this book.
Simply Southern is a compilation of nearly 300 of the best recipes submitted to the cookbook’s editorial committee at the Margolin Hebrew Academy, a small Jewish day school in Memphis, TN. They are traditional kosher recipes turned Southern and traditional Southern recipes turned kosher. In addition to the rich traditions conveyed through the family recipes, the narratives in the book provide a wonderful look at the history of Jewish life in the South.
Simply Southern with a Dash of Kosher Soul would make a wonderful Chanukah gift. It would also be a great pick for the gentile cook who seems to have everything kitchen-related already.