The Story Behind the Book
For centuries, Jewish families celebrated their religious traditions throughout Europe, traditions that were integral parts of the culture in many great European cities. All that changed with the Nazis’ program to exterminate European Jewry in World War II, killing six million. Only a small remnant survived. Summer 2014 marks 70 years since the destruction of Hungarian Jewry. This new book chronicles the story one Hungarian-Czech Jewish family whose survivors emigrated to the U.S. where they created new family traditions and stories, woven with threads from the old, to celebrate afresh the spirit of Eastern European Jewish traditions.
I created the Cherry Press to publish cookbooks that tell a story, initially my parents story, through food.