Nach Waxman's Rare Books

Owner of legendary UWS cookbook store transitions to out-of-print.

Food and Wine Editor
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30 years ago, when he opened his now-legendary food and drink bookstore Kitchen Arts & Letters on a quiet stretch of Lexington Avenue, former publisher Nach Waxman quickly discovered that being a bookstore owner wasn’t exactly how he had imagined it. 

Waxman with his books. Lauren Rothman/JW

The Balaboosta Of Mulberry Street

Despite four restaurants and a cookbook, powerhouse chef Einat Admony hasn’t forgotten her mother’s pre-Shabbat kitchen.

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A century ago, the tenements of Mulberry Street were filled with Italian nonni, or grandmothers, who cooked and cleaned and shopped with a take-charge style and amazing skill.

Admony on her pink Vespa. “To succeed you have to be true to who you are,” she says. Sandee Brawarsky

Simple. Beautiful. Kushner.

Schmoozing and snacking with Kim Kushner at her book signing.

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Kim Kushner signs copies of her cookbook at Eli's supermarket. Emma Goss
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A pleasant garlic aroma from the pistachio pesto farfalle scented the room
Heirloom tomatoes with mint and cilantro were light and fresh

The Book On Mediterranean Cooking


Recommended cookbooks include “Jerusalem” by Ottolenghi and Tamimi (Ten Speed Press), which isn’t a kosher cookbook, but can easily be adapted for kosher kitchens.

Kosher Cookbooks 2.0

Glossy pictures, healthy living and iPad apps are just some of the ingredients making up a 21st-century Jewish recipe collection.

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Gone are the days of the spiral-bound, synagogue-issued cookbooks, with six untested instructions for broccoli kugel, recipes printed five to a page and no photos in sight. Today’s kosher cookbooks are filled with tried and tested recipes, full-page color photos, tips for healthy living — and may not even be printed at all.

Recipes from around the globe.
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