Review by Debi Enker, The Age
"So here it is - the recipe for chicken soup, just your mother used to make, if you happen to have a Jewish mother.
Many of her traditional specialties can also be found here; kreplach, kneidalach (regular or fluffy), latkes, gefilte fish, tzimmes, chopped live and cholent.
This substantial, spiral bound cookbook, compiled from contributions supplied by the parents and friends of Leibler Yavneh College, is a treasure trove of Jewish family favorites.
There are nine kugle options, five briskets, four honey cakes and a global gathering of chicken dishes, everything from classic French and cacciatore to tandoori.
The range of the chicken recipes reveals one of the keys to the book's appeal – while it has its eye on the vulnerable Middle European staples, it also embraces the variety of modern international cuisine.
So alongside the challah (egg bread loaf) and blinzes (filled pancakes), you can find California rolls and san choi bau.
Fundraiser compilations are by nature a mixed bag. The down side is that some families cook better than others, so there is some variation in the quality. The up side is that manu of the offerings are tried-and-true winners, recipes that have been lovingly refined over generations."