Author: Sara Kasdan
Copyright Date: 1945
Pagination: 352 p.
Dedication: to Debbie, Vicki,
and Harriet; may they have
many happy occasions
P A R D O N M Y C H U T Z P A H
A number of years ago, I had the chutzpah to to write a Jewish cookbook. Why do I say chutzpah?
What made me think I could tell you how to cook Jewish dishes? Was I born knowing how to cook these delicacies?
Did I learn from my mother? The answer is no but also yes. No, I didn’t learn to cook them, but yes, I learned how to eat them.
I learned how they should taste, so that when the time came that I wanted to learn how to cook, the memeory of the taste,
the flavor, the aroma stayed with me. I gathered recipes; I tested them. When they tasted like my memories I put them into