The MCJC Cookbook is undoubtedly the greatest cookbook ever published and is unarguably among the finest prose works of 20th century. (I must confess that I may have a very slight bias in my assesment.)
The MCJC Cookbook was edited by Binah Polay in 1993, and is quite clearly a labor of love. Over 140 recepes were donated by the community and they run the gamut from the traditional (10 variations of Kugel are given) to the clearly Californian (Spicy Corn Bread (Mexican Style) and Vegetarian Chopped Liver). The book is beautifully illustrated by Tammy Diane Baireuther.
The book is a good basic resource for Jewish cooking and most of the recipes have an interesting twist or two that raise them above the mundane. The chapters include: Noshes; Soup; Salad; Bread; Meat, Fish and Poultry; Eggs and Cheese; Pasta and Rice; Kugels; Fruit and Vegetables; Dessets; and Jewish Holiday Recipies.
Copies of this masterwork can be ordered for a mere $12.95, from MCJC, PO Box 291, Little River, CA 95456.
A few of these marvelous recipes can be found in the Recipes: section of this website. - Bob Evans
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