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The Garden Of Eden Cookbook: Recipes In The Biblical Tradition.

Wigoder, Devorah Emmet.

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ISBN 10: 0060694025 / ISBN 13: 9780060694029
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1988
Condition: Good Hardcover
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318 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Coffee stain on edge. COOKBOOKS. Combining the identification of biblical food plants with the manner in which they were grown and used, this beautifuolly illustrated text shows how generations of people during the settlement of the Promised Land established a distinctively cultural cuisine using nature's bounty. Directions are easy to follow; the recipes are fun to prepare. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Bible, Israel, Recipes, Religion, Jewish Cooking, Food, Herbs, Spices, Cookbooks, Israeli Cooking, Cookery, Devorah Emmet Wigoder, Vegetables, Soup, Salads, Mushrooms, Leeks, Fiigs, Bread, Artichokes). Bookseller Inventory # 10452X1

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Title: The Garden Of Eden Cookbook: Recipes In The ...

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition..

Book Type: book

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"Unlike Adam, who was born in a garden, our Garden of Eden would have to be created from scratch," reminisces Wigoder about the challenge that faced this New York Catholic once she became a Jerusalem Jew and resolved to make "peace with the soil of Israel" by tilling it. Wigoder's horticulture was firmly based on Biblical principles: she cultivated a blackberry bush (associated with the Biblical sneh , viewed as "a burning bush" by Moses) and learned respect for purslane (often considered a weed, but venerated in the Mishna ). Granted, "serious agricultural pursuits were beyond the limitations of our soil-realm"it was hilly, rocky and aridbut Wigoder's garden put food on her family's table. The author's account of her labors, equal parts inspired and fanatical, seems aimed to please fellow converts. Her recipes, however, have universal appeal: they are healthy, easy to follow and made from widely available ingredients. Many are delicious (summer minted barley soup, pomegranate chicken), with only an occasional clunker (sheep's head meal-in-a-bowl).
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