Cookbook giveaway - The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen

The Seasonal Jewish KitchenIn The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen, Amelia Saltsman takes us far beyond deli meats and chicken soup to explore a universally appealing world of flavors ideal for modern meals. She traces the delicious roots of Jewish cooking from ancient times and also showcases the global nature of Jewish cuisine, which evolved as migrants and immigrants encountered the local ingredients in their new homes. Read our author Q & A with Saltsman, plus check out the World Calendar of Cookbook Events for tour dates.

We're delighted to give away 3 copies of the book to EYB Members in the US only. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments to this blog post:

What is your favorite traditional Jewish dish?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won't be counted. Entries from non-Members or from Members outside the US will be discarded. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends September 25, 2015.


  • lmalter  on  8/28/2015 at 9:11 PM

    Matzo ball soup

  • mattbailey  on  8/28/2015 at 10:33 PM

    Challah bread! No, kugel! No, tsimmes!

  • lkgrover  on  8/28/2015 at 11:38 PM

    Babka! (I have made babka with chocolate-cinnamon filling and with almond filling from two different cookbooks. Many compliments for both versions.)

  • lauriesk  on  8/29/2015 at 3:28 PM

    My favorite traditional Jewish dish is chicken soup with matzo balls.

  • robinj  on  8/29/2015 at 3:39 PM

    How to decide? Either matzoh ball soup or rugelah. Though all the ones listed above are on my "how could I live without them" list :-)

  • CaitlinMairi  on  8/29/2015 at 3:51 PM

    To be's bagels. It may not be classified as a traditional "dish" but if I could eat a fresh bagel everyday I would die a happy woman.

  • jupflute  on  8/29/2015 at 4:07 PM

    Matzo ball soup

  • mightyme  on  8/29/2015 at 5:07 PM

    challa bread

  • Lyndaherman  on  8/29/2015 at 6:13 PM

    Kasha and bow ties

  • JanScholl  on  8/29/2015 at 6:15 PM

    Those little potato pancake like thingies. What are they called? The lady across the street from me growing up used to make them. She put a dollop of cream on top. good.

  • Peirsd60  on  8/29/2015 at 6:29 PM

    Chicken soup, with kreplach

  • elysek  on  8/29/2015 at 7:35 PM

    Noodle Kugel

  • LeePicard  on  8/29/2015 at 7:38 PM

    So many and so hard to chose. It may be emotional, but I make my grandmothers roast chicken most Friday evenings. The smell of garlic and paprika as it cooks just gets you hungry for a good meal. Goes great with a parve noodle pudding and beautiful vegetables of the season.

  • matag  on  8/29/2015 at 9:11 PM


  • lselke  on  8/30/2015 at 12:02 AM

    Chopped liver. For real.

  • dbielick  on  8/30/2015 at 7:33 AM


  • Jmolaei  on  8/30/2015 at 7:51 AM


  • dsf0422  on  8/30/2015 at 9:58 AM

    Matzoh Ball original! I also love Gefilte Fish.........especially when I used to make my own, much to my family's displeasure at the smells wafting through the house when first making the fish broth!!!

  • ladibyrd  on  8/30/2015 at 10:33 AM


  • patsylu  on  8/30/2015 at 4:07 PM

    I do live for a good bialy. So hard to find. Kasha varnishkes are good too.

  • rosiekitty  on  8/30/2015 at 6:58 PM

    Latkes like my grandma made!

  • Beckiemas  on  8/30/2015 at 9:26 PM

    I'm with rosiekitty - latkes!

  • Mirishosh  on  8/31/2015 at 12:01 AM

    Stuffed Cabbage!

  • Siegal  on  8/31/2015 at 8:56 AM

    I love so many!! But I'll say cholent

  • DKennedy  on  8/31/2015 at 1:13 PM

    Probably potato latkes.

  • pandapotamus  on  8/31/2015 at 8:26 PM

    matzo ball soup!

  • ChefClaireFVS  on  9/1/2015 at 4:45 PM

    I love Jewish breads and pastry, but also the creative way that beans and different types of grains are used.

  • wendybazil  on  9/1/2015 at 8:29 PM


  • susan g  on  9/1/2015 at 9:32 PM

    Blintzes - my mother was so good at making them! The comfort food I make for myself is kasha - with bow ties, with cabbage - mmm!

  • wjsisung  on  9/2/2015 at 6:03 AM


  • artoeat  on  9/2/2015 at 3:03 PM

    My mother-in-laws Passover brisket that I learned to make.

  • ssgrod  on  9/3/2015 at 3:06 PM

    chopped chicken livers

  • alisonx2  on  9/4/2015 at 2:07 PM

    Just one?....sigh, probably Matzoh Ball Soup, but right there alongside it are latkes and my mama's Sweet and Sour Cabbage Borsht.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  9/7/2015 at 7:54 AM

    I like latkes. I have these once a week.

  • Larkspur  on  9/8/2015 at 3:19 PM

    Hard to pick one... But I love soups so Matzoh Ball soup

  • Deneenm  on  9/9/2015 at 1:20 PM

    matzoh ball soup. hands down.

  • rchesser  on  9/9/2015 at 9:22 PM

    Noodle kugel

  • monique.potel  on  9/10/2015 at 3:49 AM

    my favorite jewish food was my grandmother gefeltfish

  • ravensfan  on  9/10/2015 at 8:08 AM


  • pgarcia  on  9/10/2015 at 8:59 PM

    Latkes and Kugel!

  • Elena Rose  on  9/11/2015 at 1:15 PM


  • Nsteinen  on  9/11/2015 at 4:14 PM


  • bkauf  on  9/11/2015 at 4:19 PM

    Chocolate babka!!

  • lhudson  on  9/11/2015 at 4:36 PM

    Bagels hands down are the best!

  • Mimmi  on  9/11/2015 at 6:39 PM

    Definitely latkes!

  • tenpot  on  9/11/2015 at 9:00 PM


  • Nancith  on  9/13/2015 at 7:51 PM

    Noodle kugel

  • Sfgordon  on  9/14/2015 at 12:10 PM

    my maternal grandmother's latkes and my paternal grandmother's matzoh ball soup, and the local bakery's challah, whose color I have been trying to replicate for years with no success :(

  • lsgourmet  on  9/15/2015 at 10:10 PM

    My mother's mushroom matzo kugel, for the memories of Passover tables long gone.

  • cezovski  on  9/19/2015 at 3:09 AM

    I like brisket the most!

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