"Kosher food is more than chopped liver and gefilte fish," says Helen Nash, and her cookbook covers a complete range of innovative meals, from a simple lunch to a dinner-party menu. Her dishes are fresh and creative, combining traditional ingredients with those found in the modern kitchen: curried wontons and spaghettini with arugula, roast capon with olives, and broiled fillets of red snapper with pine-nut coating. Each chapter separates dairy, pareve, and meat dishes for easy reference. Helen Nash has provided notes on ingredients, equipment, and techniques, including how to maintain a kosher kitchen. This is the cookbook for both everyday meals and the special occasion that Craig Claiborne praised in The New York Times for its "inventive menus and subtle flavors."
Helen Nash was born in Cracow, Poland, and comes from an old rabbinical family. She studied with such famous cooks as Michael Field and Lydie Marshall. She published Helen Nash's Kosher Kitchen in 1988, has hosted a number of radio shows, and has also done extensive cooking demonstrations. Helen Nash lives in New York City with her husband, Jack.