The Jew & the Carrot, a food blog administered by Forward, reviewed Ellen Steinberg and Jack Prost’s recent book From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways.
“Even if the Russian immigrants and their children learned their way around a modern kitchen, some retained a particular Old World culinary practice. Like my Grandma Mamie, a daughter of Russian immigrants, they avoided measuring and cooked by feel. Steinberg and Prost tell several stories of modern granddaughters chasing their bubbes around the kitchen in order to measure handfuls and pinches of ingredients. Thankfully, the book’s recipes include measurements.”