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Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews Hardcover – Aug 21 2007
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“The intriguing recipes inspired me to head for my kitchen, but the story kept me in my chair, riveted.” (New York Times)
“Poopa Dweck has put together such a wonderful collection of delicious recipes.” (Claudia Roden, author of The New Book of Middle Eastern Food and The Book of Jewish Food)
“Aromas of Aleppo is as enticing to read through as to cook from.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“[Poopa Dweck] has made it her task to preserve their venerable cuisine in its fullness.” (Los Angeles Times)
“The large-format book could be relegated to the coffee table but won’t be.” (Chicago Tribune)
“Tinged with the bittersweet memories of a community that lovingly upholds table traditions of the city that evicted all its members.” (New York Sun)
WINNER OF THE JEWISH NATIONAL BOOK AWARD (No Source)
About the Author
Poopa Dweck is an expert on Aleppian Jewish cookery and the creator of Deal Delights cookbooks. A highly active community leader, she frequently lectures and performs cooking demonstrations. She is also the founder of the Jesse Dweck City Learning Center and Daughters of Sarah and the cofounder of the Sephardic Women’s Organization. Dweck lives in Deal, New Jersey, with her husband, and has five children.
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Top Customer Reviews
The photos and explanations given in this book are superb. The stories and history Ms. Dweck shares of her family and the Syrian Jews make this extraordinary book even more remarkable. I pick this book up over and over again for both the history, customs and cultural information as well as for new recipe ideas.
I also own Claudia Roden's 'The Book of Jewish Food' and noted that both Ms. Dweck and Ms. Roden seem to share the same family name (Phonetically). Ms. Roden's family originates also from Aleppo and the family name is 'Douek'. Although spelled differently, the pronunciation is the same. Perhaps these two great ladies of culinary writing and expertise are related?
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in expanding their cooking experience and library.