Welcome to the Jewish cookbook collection at The New York Public Library (NYPL). The Library has one of the largest and most diverse Jewish cookbook collections in the world, primarily housed in the Dorot Jewish Division. The collection now includes more than 3,000 Jewish cookbooks written in 18 languages and published from the 19th century to the present, representing regions and cuisines from all over the world.
You are invited to explore the collection through this guide, the collection guide, and the Library's catalog. We welcome offers of donations of cookbooks not already in the collection. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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American Foodways: The Jewish contribution. University of Michigan online exhibition.
Feinberg, Daniel E., and Crosetto, Alice. "Cookbooks: Preserving Jewish Tradition". Judaica Librarianship, Volume 16/17 (2011)
Nathan, Joan. "Joan Nathan’s Guide to Essential Jewish Cookbooks". Saveur.com