The Encylopedia of Jewish Food

Staying Traditional On The New Year

Having just moved to Israel, cookbook author Gil Marks is bringing back some old favorites..

Special to the Jewish Week

Gil Marks is, well, a walking food encyclopedia. In the short hour we sat talking in the center of Jerusalem, we covered the mistaken attribution of the origin of Boston Cream Pie, the culinary contributions of the German Christian Templer society to Israel and whether or not the biblical tapuach is actually an apple or a quince. Of course, that should come as no surprise considering Marks is the author of the “Encyclopedia of Jewish Food,” and the James Beard award-winning cookbook “Olive Trees and Honey,” among others.

Marks: “Coming home” to Israel.
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