Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival, written by June Hersh in association with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, is a historical and culinary journey that will feed your heart and soul. The book contains more than 80 remarkable stories gleaned from personal interviews with Holocaust survivors and their families. Each story is paired with the survivor’s cherished recipes, creating a timeless cookbook with more than 170 entries as diverse as the survivors themselves. A soon-to-be-released 10th anniversary edition is a testament to the resilience and tenacity of the Holocaust survivor community, which turned tragedy to triumph and has imbued us all with faith, hope, and optimism.
This program celebrates Recipes Remembered as Hersh shares her experience writing this unique kosher cookbook based on recollections of Holocaust survivors.
Watch the program below.
Learn More About Recipes Remembered
In 2012, June Hersh spoke at the Museum about the intersection of food and memory as explored in her cookbook. Watch the program here.
Explore Cookbooks from the Museum’s Collection
The Museum’s collection contains numerous cookbooks from many countries and in a variety of languages. Explore a selection of images and background on the Museum’s blog.
Hear About Jewish Food
Food is an important part of Jewish culture and the Museum has hosted numerous programs centered around food. Learn how recipes were adapted for Passover in the time of Coronavirus, about Jewish food in Canada, and how to make latkes.