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Top Israeli Chefs Pay Tribute to Survivors' Recipes

Top Israeli Chefs Pay Tribute to Survivors' Recipes

Grandma Cooks Gourmet. Courtesy Shorashim

New Cookbook Collaboration Shortlisted for International Award

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The hottest cookbook in Israel these days is collection of recipes your grandparents may have cooked.

Grandma Cooks Gourmet is a collection of recipes brought about through a heartwarming collaboration of Holocaust survivors and top chefs in Israel by the nonprofit Shorashim. The book, which is currently available in Hebrew with an English translation forthcoming, combines the stories of the Holocaust survivors and the chefs with recipes. The book is available through Shorashim, proceeds go to Holocaust survivors in Israel. 

Gourmand International, which has shortlisted Grandma Cooks Gourmet for the Best Book of the Year category, is an organization that recognizes top cookbooks every year from around the world. It will celebrate its winner May 27-28 in Yantai Wine Bay, China. 

Grandma Cooks Gourmet is one of nine books nominated for the Best Book of the Year. It is up against books from Australia, Indonesia, and Sweden. 

Two other cookbooks from Israel are nominated for other categories: The Russian-Jewish Cookbook (Jewish category) and Happiness Tastes Life (Indian category). The Times of Israel notes that Grandma Cooks Gourmet has already won other awards in Israel.

 

 

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