52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen

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Kramer, Faith

Perfect for homemade communal meals, 52 Shabbats is an accessible cookbook full of delightful recipes, techniques, and shared traditions for the modern Jewish family

“Gorgeous” —The Washington Post 

Whether you are a longtime host of weekly Shabbat dinners or new to this global Jewish tradition, 52 Shabbats will spice up your Friday night in one way or another. This book offers a holistic scope of the Shabbat tradition for every reader, Jewish or otherwise. In it you’ll find:

Over fifty primary recipes to anchor your menu More than twenty recipes for side dishes, accompaniments, and desserts Short essays that detail global foodways and histories Explanation of the Shabbat ritual

Faith Kramer outlines recipe pairings in a mix-and-match friendly format, incorporating easy substitutes throughout the cookbook to make Shabbat accessible for all lifestyles. From gefilte fish to challah, berbere lentils to cardamom cheesecakes, these seasonally organized recipes will never fail to inspire your weekly dinner menu. 

MORE PRAISE FOR 52 SHABBATS:

"I applaud Kramer’s ingenuity. She has assembled a collection of imaginative, familiar-yet-different recipes suitable for a holiday dinner that comes up every week." —Julie Giuffrida, Los Angeles Times

“For anyone who appreciates world flavors, history, and great techniques….A worthy companion to Joan Nathan’s King Solomon’s Table (2017).” —Booklist

Educational and tantalizing” —Foreword Reviews

"[Faith Kramer's] inventive dishes are...packed with flavor." —Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food

Clear and approachable....Faith has included recipes that not only have you rethinking Shabbat but dinner year-round.” —Calvin Crosby, The King’s English Bookshop