This iconic cookbook was a project of the Mount Sinai Chapter of B'nai Brith Women of Canada, as it was then known. 50 years ago the members got together with a project in mind: sharing traditional recipes with simple and explicit instructions that everyone can enjoy. The thought then was that it would only take a couple of months to complete and a simple cookbook would be produced that would be suitable for young brides.
The "simple" project took three and a half years to complete. It was an instant success and quickly became the "go to" gift for showers and weddings, eventually for young adults moving into their first apartments and finally for anyone and everyone setting up a kitchen. The cookbook has not only become a collector's item and is desirable for its great recipes and historic value as well as for its sentimental value, but has gone down to be thought of as one of the best Jewish cookbooks ever.
Norene Gilletz is the leading author of kosher cookbooks in Canada and the owner of Gourmania Inc. Norene divides her time between work as a freelance food writer, editor, food consultant, cooking teacher and culinary spokesperson.
Norene is a Certified Culinary Professional with the International Association of Culinary Professionals and a member of the Women's Culinary Network of Toronto.