Toast Water - Noah Fecks and Victoria Granof



Toast Water is a culinary art book created by photographer, Noah Fecks, and renowned food stylist and author, Victoria Granof. Together they illustrated vintage recipes from Noah's nana into a bound volume of inspired photographs and original text. The pages deliver a powerful collection of memories utilizing a minimalist design and the vibrant colors of nana's era. 

The size, binding and cover of the book was inspired by children's holy books. When I received it, the memories of eight years of incarceration at St. Mary's School all flooded back. Even more interesting, is that the book was printed at a press that specializes in the manufacturing of Torahs. 
In Toast Water, nostalgia meets gorgeous photography and is more a beautiful trip down memory lane than a cookbook - although there are thirty-two recipes shared from nana's cards, along with some clippings and tips. It truly is a phenomenal work of art.

Somehow Noah and Victoria made retro food cool and transformed a gelatinous salad into a striking photo. I'm thrilled to have this title in my collection and the authors would like two of you to win a copy as well.

The authors are offering two copies of this book to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index reminds you of something your grandmother used to serve?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. Please be sure to check your spam filters to make sure you receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on October 9th, 2017. 



  • rchesser  on  9/2/2017 at 10:50 PM

    Potatoe Balls

  • pumpkinspice  on  9/3/2017 at 8:37 AM

    I'd try the Orange Julius.

  • marcsch  on  9/3/2017 at 9:40 AM

    Orange Julius for the win!!!!! :)

  • Mivas  on  9/3/2017 at 2:14 PM

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Canned Pineapples at all!!

  • lgroom  on  9/3/2017 at 3:55 PM

    Blueberry pie (or any pie!)

  • heyjude  on  9/3/2017 at 6:08 PM

    Many of these recipes are what my mother made. My grandmother made borscht and tsimmes.

  • dangold  on  9/3/2017 at 10:58 PM

    Molded vegetable relish - my grandmother often made a Jello mold with grated carrots!

  • wester  on  9/4/2017 at 4:13 AM

    The salad Waldorf - such a classic!

  • sgump  on  9/4/2017 at 1:23 PM

    The rice pudding: I remember that as the only form in which my grandparents would eat rice!

  • Shelley.b  on  9/4/2017 at 3:56 PM

    Battered shrimp

  • katehenderson  on  9/4/2017 at 5:42 PM

    Blueberry Pie!

  • kmn4  on  9/4/2017 at 5:44 PM

    Molded vegetable relish!

  • smartie101  on  9/4/2017 at 6:54 PM

    Rice Pudding.

  • NancyLynn  on  9/5/2017 at 1:24 AM

    Waldorf salad!

  • lhudson  on  9/5/2017 at 8:46 AM

    Blueberry Pie

  • Siegal  on  9/5/2017 at 11:48 AM

    Strawberry chiffon cake I remember

  • matag  on  9/5/2017 at 2:04 PM


  • sarahawker  on  9/6/2017 at 10:46 AM

    Dump it cake

  • ravensfan  on  9/7/2017 at 7:32 PM

    Pineapple upside cake

  • Dmartin997  on  9/8/2017 at 3:59 PM

    Cucumber pickles

  • HomespunHouse  on  9/8/2017 at 5:42 PM

    Cucumber pickles

  • bstewart  on  9/8/2017 at 5:44 PM

    The blueberry pie!

  • choppergirl  on  9/8/2017 at 6:40 PM

    Rice pudding

  • sequoia55  on  9/8/2017 at 10:31 PM

    Pineapple upside cake

  • dna  on  9/9/2017 at 6:57 AM

    rice pudding

  • kerrin1976  on  9/9/2017 at 7:26 AM

    Italian meatballs

  • chimpbob  on  9/9/2017 at 8:11 AM

    Pineapple upside down cake

  • DemelzaPoldark  on  9/9/2017 at 10:42 AM

    Pineapple upside down cake for sure

  • luccio  on  9/9/2017 at 11:02 AM

    Rice pudding - my grandfather's favourite...

  • mrmoas  on  9/9/2017 at 5:15 PM

    one of my grandmothers made great cucumber pickles!

  • ebs  on  9/9/2017 at 8:33 PM

    Grace's eggnog pound cake, but it would have been my great aunt, who was a much better cook than my grandmother (Sorry Ganga)

  • lhodder2016  on  9/10/2017 at 7:47 AM

    Potatoe Balls

  • RickPearson54  on  9/10/2017 at 8:54 AM

    cucumber pickles

  • LaurenE  on  9/10/2017 at 12:54 PM

    Oh! Tsimmes!

  • Alka  on  9/10/2017 at 3:56 PM

    Potatoe soup, I love it

  • jd5761  on  9/10/2017 at 8:13 PM

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • kelliwinter  on  9/10/2017 at 9:23 PM

    cucumber pickles because my Gram was a pickle farmer!

  • fiarose  on  9/10/2017 at 10:53 PM

    definitely italian meatballs--my grandparents were italian, and my grandmother would make my grandfather homemade pasta with gravy, beef, pork, and meatballs every single day without fail. I can see it now.

  • trudys_person  on  9/12/2017 at 8:34 AM

    Baked beans, rice pudding, blueberry pie - my grandma was a great baker!

  • thewoobdog  on  9/12/2017 at 9:03 AM

    My great-grandmother used to cook squirrel (I don't recall ever eating any, haha), so I'd have to say Squirrel!

  • stitchan  on  9/12/2017 at 10:38 AM

    Blueberry pie

  • Shipshape  on  9/13/2017 at 11:06 AM

    Cucumber Pickles!

  • echilt5  on  9/14/2017 at 1:43 AM

    Potatoe Soup

  • lils74  on  9/16/2017 at 11:41 AM

    Gonna say… cucumber pickles!

  • t.t  on  9/17/2017 at 1:24 AM

    Pineapple upside down cake

  • Julia  on  9/17/2017 at 8:26 PM

    Salad Waldorf and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

  • pamelita  on  9/18/2017 at 3:30 PM

    Italian meatballs!

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  9/19/2017 at 2:00 AM

    My grandma would have made the blueberry pie.

  • verorenee  on  9/20/2017 at 10:37 PM

    Rice pudding

  • kitchenfrolic  on  9/21/2017 at 3:00 PM

    My grandmother was Chinese, so.... none of these recipes were anything that she would have made! :( However, if I had to pick one, I'd go with the Salad-Waldorf because whenever I spent the summer visiting her in Hong Kong, we would always go to fancy hotels to eat and this was one of the salads I remember ordering most often when I was with her!

  • silversand  on  9/23/2017 at 9:02 AM

    Crustless pizza!

  • lils74  on  9/23/2017 at 7:15 PM

    My grandmother wasn't really a cook, however this still looks good!

  • Scotsman61  on  9/27/2017 at 12:45 AM

    Strawberry chiffon cake

  • chasteph  on  9/29/2017 at 1:59 AM

    Blueberry pie looks worth a try!

  • orchidlady01  on  10/1/2017 at 12:53 AM

    Pineapple upside cake

  • lhudson  on  10/5/2017 at 2:59 PM

    Baked Beans

  • Livia  on  10/7/2017 at 1:43 PM

    It has got to be Italian meatballs

  • v.t  on  10/9/2017 at 4:26 AM

    Dip - I can almost taste it, it was usually kind of musty tasting lol

  • aea2142  on  10/9/2017 at 9:42 AM

    The pickles for sure! She sends me a shipment of the stuff every winter and I always look forward to it.

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