In Jeff Nathan’s Family Suppers, the world-renowned chef and television host of New Jewish Cuisine delivers exactly what kosher home cooks everywhere have been asking for: creative recipes easy enough for the weeknight table. In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut cookbook, Adventures in Jewish Cooking, Jeff hangs up the professional chef’s coat to create a more casual kitchen go-to guide, simplifying steps in light of today’s busy family schedule but never sacrificing flavor or variety.As a dad, Jeff knows all too well that family suppers require a kid-tested stamp of approval, and the recipes in this book won’t disappoint. Here are more than 125 irresistible yet eminently doable creations—Jeff’s signature modern American kosher fare with a global twist—that the whole family will enjoy, including favorites such as Four-Cheese Baked Ziti with Herbed Crumbs, Grilled Skirt Steak with Mint Chimichurri, Matzo-Crusted Chicken Strips with Honey-Mustard Dip, Spicy Oven Fries, and Tilapia Teriyaki with Stir-Fried Asian Vegetables.
The chapters are organized into unfussy, everyday menu categories: Soups, Salads, Chicken and Turkey, Meats, Fish, Vegetable Main Courses, Pasta, Side Dishes, and Desserts. Extras include a section on stocking the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer (from essentials to “could-haves”); time-saving tools; tips for keeping an organized kitchen; and, perhaps most important, ways to involve the whole family in cooking.
Jeff Nathan is the host of public television’s "New Jewish Cuisine," the only international kosher cooking series, and executive chef of the Abigael’s Group in New York City. Jeff also writes a monthly column for New Jersey Jewish News and is the director of culinary development of the Hain Celestial Group.