I was raised by a grandmother whose sole purpose in life was to
make sure everyone who walked through the front door went home with
a full stomach; even if they weren't the least bit hungry when they
came over in the first place. To a Jewish grandmother, food is
love, and she had a lot to give.
There's not a person alive who doesn't have fond memories of a favorite childhood meal, and that's what my book is about. Comfort food, and plenty of it. The recipes in my book are not only delicious and easy to prepare, but you don't have to be Jewish, or a grandmother to cook or eat like one.
This cookbook contains no calorie counts, carbohydrate statistics or other nutritional guidelines. These are Old World recipes where delicious flavor is the goal and a dollop of love is the most important ingredient.
Marla Brooks is a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer whose love of old-fashioned comfort food was encouraged by growing up in the family that ran Slobodis Delicatessen in Philadelphia in the e30s and e40s. The recipes in the book are her way of handing down family memories to future generations. iThereis probably not a person alive who doesnit salivate at the recollection of a favorite childhood meal. Family recipes handed down from generation to generation change very little in the process, because we savor those childhood memories.i