It becomes clear from this mouthwatering start that Gold's gastronomic writing is, in essence, a love letter to Bukovina and other lands where old cooking traditions are passed down from one flour-covered hand to another.
Aventura, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) April 05, 2011
Culinary anthropology – the intersection of food and culture – is a social science invaluable to our ever more global and merging society. Few have the cultural, historical and culinary knowledge to put into writing some of the world’s most prized and treasured recipes and food preparation techniques as Ruth Glasberg Gold. Her unpretentious cookbook takes us dish-by-dish through the amazing history through which she herself lived.
With the release of her multi-faceted new cookbook, From Ruth’s Kitchen With Love: Delicious Bukovinian & Other Ethnic Dishes (published by iUniverse), Gold takes readers on a tour of her kitchen and her memories—both places rich with the intricacies of her exceptional life experiences, which span from Romania to Israel, Colombia to the U.S.
In northeastern Romania (now Ukraine), at the folds of the Carpathian Mountains with its rolling hills, towering mountains, and dense ancient forests of beech trees, lies a province of breathtaking beauty, called Bukovina.
This is how Gold begins From Ruth’s Kitchen With Love, before soon launching into nostalgia-inducing recipes such as Austrian salmon mousse and Romanian bean paste as appetizers, Kaiser rolls and Totch (Bukovina potato bread), Bulgarian beet salad and Colombian Ajiaco soup, Russian kotlets and Jewish/Polish style jellied carp; plus the traditional Bukovinian Schmettentorte (sour cream cake). It becomes clear from this mouthwatering start that Gold's gastronomic writing is, in essence, a love letter to Bukovina and other lands where old cooking traditions are passed down from one flour-covered hand to another.
Yet to the joy of the modern-day cook, From Ruth’s Kitchen With Love is very much a recipe book, giving clear instructions on how to recreate these time-honored dishes. Clearly organized with meal genres separated into chapters, From Ruth’s Kitchen With Love also boasts an easy-to-navigate index, creating an accessible reference for the at-home cook.
Indeed enticing, From Ruth’s Kitchen With Love lures current generations into the opulence of fine cuisine and offers a poignant homage to ancient traditions.
About the Author
Ruth Glasberg Gold was born in Bukovina, Romania (now Ukraine). The traditions and cultures of this once ethnically-diverse region live on only in the hearts and artisanship of its natives.
Gold is a frequent public speaker and a freelance interpreter in seven languages.
Ruth’s Journey: A Survivor’s Memoir is her first book and has been translated into five languages: English, Romanian, German, Hebrew and Spanish.
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