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