Kosher Light Jewish Cookbook

Kosher Light Jewish cookbook presents recipes from food columnist Zilah Bahar of the San Francisco Examiner. Recipes are light and designed with almost no fat, no cholesterol, and no sodium. For those following both a kosher diet and a low fat, low salt diet ... this cookbook couldn't be more perfect for you. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 89 pages. 

Copyright: 1998 

Publisher: The Penguin Group 

Author: Zillah Bahar 

ISBN: 9780670874767

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Description: Zillah Bahar, the Israeli-born (but all-American) food columnist for the San Francisco Examiner, achieves what health-conscious lovers of kosher Jewish food have been waiting for: authentic, flavorful, and strictly kosher favorites -- potato latkes, New York-style cheesecake, matzah balls, and melt-in-your-mouth challah -- that taste like bubble's but contain virtually no fat, no cholesterol, and no sodium! It's true. (Look for the nutritional analysis at the conclusion of each of the thirty-two recipes to see for yourself.)  

You won't find a pat of butter, a drop of whole milk, a schmear of schmaltz, or an egg yolk in these kosher-light recipes. Instead, Bahar substitutes low-fat, fat-free, low-salt, and sodium-free ingredients, egg substitute, and a spritz of oil to cook up a kosher storm. Here are the best-tasting healthy kugels and knishes this side of Delancey Street. Even the fleishig dishes -- brisket tzimmes, chopped liver, and beef cholent, inherently rich in sodium and cholesterol -- are re-created to greatly reduce their salt and fat content without reducing their authenticity. 

The spirit of kosher is alive and well, as a celebratory foreword by Rabbi Joel Landau makes abundantly clear. Naturally, the recipes in Kosher Light are divided into separate milchig (dairy) and fleishig (meat) sections -- each offering side dishes, main courses, and desserts for the Jewish holidays and every day. As an added treat, Bahar garnishes the recipes with tasty sidebars recounting Jewish folktales, traditions, and food facts. 

So, with a blessing from bubbie, enjoy guilt- free dining at its kosher Jewish best! 


Condition: Good condition. 

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