Cookbooks

Jewish Food Hero has published two plant-based cookbooks. Learn more about them below.

The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook: 50 Plant-based Recipes For Your Holiday Meals

Beautifully photographed and filled with endearing stories of the author’s inspiration behind each holiday menu, The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook is not just about the food and the final presentation. It’s also about how you feel leading up to the holiday, and the ambiance one wants to create from day one of preparation. It’s about experiencing the holiday itself and creating beloved memories with your family.

Pairing both traditional and modern, healthy food, the goal of this book is to prove that together we can create a new and healthy food future for the Jewish people, one that is connected to the most beautiful of Jewish traditions while being grounded in the present.

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Feeding Women of the Bible, Feeding Ourselves

Feeding Women of the Bible cookbook features a short compelling narrative of 20 female biblical heroines from the Hebrew bible, paired with two healthy plant-based kosher pareve recipes inspired by the character’s experience.

You learn about these extraordinary women through:
Their Stories: a concise summary of the female biblical character’s narrative.
Verses: key quotations from the Hebrew Bible relating to the biblical character’s narrative. All quotations are from The Hebrew Bible: A Translation and Commentary by Robert Alter.
Themes: essential emotional, mental, physical, social themes that define the heroine’s narrative or role.
Midrash: a modern commentary, uplifting the voice of the biblical heroine without attempting to neutralise their imperfections, flaws or struggles.
Prompts: meaningful questions arising from her story, to inspire further reflection for women today.
Food Offerings: two plant-based recipes developed to honour the biblical heroines.
This is a community cookbook by Kenden Alfond and is the co-creation of 40 Jewish women. The twenty biblical narratives are contributed by Rabbis, Rabbinical students, Jewish teachers and emerging thought leaders. The forty-one plant-based recipes were developed by professional chefs, homecooks who are elementary school students, and great-grandmothers.

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