Kugels and Collards: Stories of Food, Family, and Tradition in Jewish South Carolina (Hardcover)

Kugels and Collards: Stories of Food, Family, and Tradition in Jewish South Carolina By Rachel Gordin Barnett, Lyssa Kligman Harvey, John M. Sherrer (With) Cover Image
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Garden & Gun fall cookbooks pick. The Nosher Best Jewish Cookbooks of 2023. The Local Palate Best Cookbooks of 2023. Food Network 35 Best Jewish-Authored Cookbooks. A poignant--and delicious--compendium of South Carolina Jewish life revealed through food and story

Where people go, so goes their food. In Kugels & Collards: Stories of Food, Family, and Tradition in Jewish South Carolina, Rachel Gordin Barnett and Lyssa Kligman Harvey celebrate the unique and diverse food history of Jewish South Carolina. They gather stories and recipes from diverse Jewish sources--Sephardic and Ashkenazi families who have been in the state for hundreds of years, descendants of Holocaust survivors, and more recent immigrants from Russia and Israel--and explore how cherished dishes were influenced by available ingredients and complemented by African American and regional culinary traditions. These stories are a vital part of the South's "Jewish geography" and foodways, stretching across state lines to shape southern culture. On the southern Jewish table, many cultures are savored. Extensively illustrated with original and archival photographs, Kugels & Collards collects includes more than eighty recipes from seventy contributors. Barnett and Harvey draw on family cookbooks and troves of personal recipes and highlight Jewish staples like kreplach dumplings and stuffed cabbage as well as adaptations of southern favorites such as peach cobbler, plus modern fusions like grits and lox casserole, and of course kugels and collards. Kugels & Collards invites readers into family homes, businesses, and community centers to share meals and memories.

About the Author

Rachel Gordin Barnett and Lyssa Kligman Harvey are lifelong South Carolinians who have been instrumental in preserving Jewish history across the state. They are founding members of the Historic Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative and creators of the Kugels & Collards blog. Rachel is a past president and current executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (JHSSC). Lyssa is a teacher, therapist and artist. Her life work has been dedicated to helping children and impacting her community by creating the Columbia Holocaust Education Commission, the Jewish Cultural Arts and serving on arts and environmental boards. They live in Columbia, South Carolina.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643364216
ISBN-10: 1643364219
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication Date: August 29th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English