Top 7 Jewish Holiday Cookbooks and Recipe Books

Jewish Holiday Cookbooks

Jewish holiday cookbooks are a great way to add some flavor to your family’s holiday meal. They can provide traditional recipes for Passover, Hanukkah, and Rosh Hashanah, as well as new twists on old favorites. 

A good cookbook will also give you ideas for how to incorporate Jewish traditions into your cooking, whether it’s using Sephardic flavors or creating a dairy-free menu for Chanukah.

Here are the top Jewish holiday cookbooks to get you started on your holiday cooking.

Joan Nathan’s Jewish Holiday Cookbook

Joan Nathan's Jewish Holiday Cookbook

Joan Nathan spent decades collecting Jewish recipes from around the world, and this compilation is the result: a delicious journey through the history of Jewish holidays. 

Nathan provides holiday dinners from a variety of international cuisines (including Moroccan, Russian, German, and modern American) to illustrate how Jewish culinary traditions have taken on new shapes in different parts of the world. 

There are recipes from your family’s past that you may have thought were lost, and there are recipes from other families that you have yet to discover. 

Nathan adds flavor to these great meals by telling funny stories about the people who have kept these traditions alive. He also talks about where these traditions came from and what holidays helped shape them.

Little Book of Jewish Feasts: (Jewish Holiday Cookbook, Kosher Cookbook, Holiday Gift Book)

Little Book of Jewish Feasts: (Jewish Holiday Cookbook, Kosher Cookbook, Holiday Gift Book)

Leah Koenig shares 25 main dishes for Jewish holidays that will satisfy and delight. These include balsamic and brown sugar brisket and poppy seed chicken schnitzel. The recipes in this book are sure to be impressive because they combine traditional Jewish cooking with Koenig’s signature mix of modernity and creativity.

This cookbook features Jewish cuisine from all over the world, including Persian, Israeli, American, and Ashkenazi dishes.

It also includes a guide to matching wines with foods and a primer on what to prepare for each Jewish holiday.

For those who enjoy Jewish cuisine, those who celebrate Jewish holidays, and those who love to cook and bake, this book is a must-have.

The Children’s Jewish Holiday Kitchen: A Cookbook with 70 Fun Recipes for You and Your Kids, from the Author of Jewish Cooking in America

The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen: A Cookbook with 70 Fun Recipes for You and Your Kids, from the Author of Jewish Cooking in America

There are seventy kid-friendly recipes and cooking activities from all around the world in The Children’s Jewish Holiday Kitchen, written by a respected expert on Jewish cuisine. 

In this book, she talks about many different meals, flavors, and ideas for the ten most important holidays. 

This wonderful cookbook, lavishly illustrated to bring out the joy of Jewish holiday celebrations, is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

The Artisanal Kitchen: Jewish Holiday Baking: Inspired Recipes for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, and More

The Artisanal Kitchen: Jewish Holiday Baking: Inspired Recipes for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, and More

Whether you’re looking for traditional holiday fare or something a little more modern, these 25 delicious recipes from Uri Scheft, author of Breaking Breads, have you covered. 

There are hamantaschen with poppy seeds for Purim, coconut macaroons for Passover, apple babka for Rosh Hashanah, jam-filled sufganiyot for Hanukkah, and so much more. 

With the help of this cookbook, you can bake up something good this holiday season and enjoy the flavors of contemporary Jewish and Israeli cuisine.

The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook (Jewish Food Hero Collection)

The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook (Jewish Food Hero Collection)

This cookbook features only vegetarian dishes that are made using common kosher parve ingredients.

The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook is more than just a collection of recipes; it also features stunning photography and heartwarming anecdotes about the author’s inspiration for each holiday dinner.

Every dish is straightforward, made for a relaxed family dinner, and accompanied by a shopping list for a quick trip to the store.

This is a must-have for any Jewish home library.

The 10th Anniversary Edition A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking

The 10th Anniversary Edition A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking

In this updated version of “A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking,” you’ll find recipes for all your favorite classic holiday treats, keeping the flavors of Jewish holiday celebrations fresh and wonderful all year long. 

The Jewish kitchen, which is one of the oldest and most beautiful places to bake in the world, was the inspiration for this beautiful, completely updated book. It was nominated for the Julia Child First Book Award. 

There were new takes on old standards there as well as updated versions of fan favorites. Some of the most famous Jewish desserts are the Majestic Moist Honey Cake and the Matzoh Buttercrunch. You can also find rugelach, bagels from New York and Montreal, and a lot of cheesecakes. 

This is a classic book to have and read with your family during the holidays.

Jewish Holiday Cooking: An International Collection of More Than 250 Delicious Recipes for Jewish Celebration

Jewish Holiday Cooking: An International Collection of More Than 250 Delicious Recipes for Jewish Celebration

With Jewish Holiday Cooking, you can enjoy Jewish food traditions from around the world on each holiday.

This cookbook has more than 250 tasty recipes that are both true to the region and have a modern twist.

With this cookbook, you can learn about the regional flavors that have shaped this very cultural cuisine. Whether it’s your first time cooking for Passover or you’re looking for new ideas, Jewish Holiday Cooking will help you add joy to any celebration.

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