52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen (Hardcover)
“Educational and tantalizing” —Foreword Reviews
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:
“For anyone who appreciates world flavors, history, and great techniques….A worthy companion to Joan Nathan’s King Solomon’s Table (2017).” —Booklist
“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
"[Faith Kramer's] inventive dishes are...packed with flavor." —Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food
About the Author
Faith Kramer is a food writer and recipe developer concentrating on the foodways, history, and customs of the Jewish diaspora. She has written hundreds of posts on her website about Jewish customs and food, travel, and global ingredients with accompanying recipes, which can be found at clickblogappetit.com. As a columnist for the j., the Jewish News of Northern California, she writes articles twice a month on food and cooking along with original recipes. She is also a monthly food columnist for the Omer, Temple Beth Abraham newsletter. Faith has taught cooking classes around the world, presented programs on Jewish customs, celebrations, and holidays, and led food-related walking tours that explore the economic, geographic and political underpinnings of the food as well as how to use international ingredients in other contexts. A frequent contributor to other Jewish food-related projects, her work can be found in Laura Silver’s Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis University Press) and Molly O’Neill’s One Big Table cookbook (Simon and Schuster), plus many others. Faith lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Clara Rice is a Bay Area photographer, capturing whatever beautiful or delicious subject lands in front of her camera that day. Her images are clean, and compelling, and she is always looking for a new view on an old subject.
"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
"Kramer ventures into new publishing territory with a wealth of information not just for Jews but also for anyone who appreciates world flavors, history, and great techniques." —Booklist
"[Faith Kramer's] inventive dishes are...packed with flavor." —Dianne Jacob, Will Write for Food
"52 Shabbats is an informative, treat-laden cookbook full of ideas for those who want to set their weekly holiday tables in style." —Foreword Reviews
"Kramer captures the particular culinary and convivial delights that come along with experiencing a Shabbat dinner, and expands those delights out to anyone open to sharing them." —Leah Koenig, author of The Jewish Cookbook and Modern Jewish Cooking
"A fascinating, mouthwatering journey of Jewish cuisine." —Jamie Schler, award-winning food writer and author of Orange Appeal
"Kramer’s recipes ensure that everyone will want an invitation to Shabbat dinner at your house!" —Emily Paster, food writer and cookbook author
"What a joy it is to read and cook from Faith Kramer’s 52 Shabbats!" —Faye Levy, author of 1,000 Jewish Recipes and Feast from the Mideast