52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen (Hardcover)

52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen By Faith Kramer, Clara Rice (Photographs by) Cover Image
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Foreword Reviews INDIES — Gold Winner in Cooking

PubWest Book Design Awards — Silver Winner in Cookbooks

“Gorgeous” —
The Washington Post

Whether you are a longtime host of weekly Shabbat dinners or new to this global Jewish tradition, 52 Shabbats will spice up your Friday night in one way or another. This book offers a holistic scope of the Shabbat tradition for every reader, Jewish or otherwise. In it you’ll find:

  • Over fifty primary recipes to anchor your menu
  • More than twenty recipes for side dishes, accompaniments, and desserts
  • Short essays that detail global foodways and histories
  • Explanation of the Shabbat ritual

Faith Kramer outlines recipe pairings in a mix-and-match friendly format, incorporating easy substitutes throughout the cookbook to make Shabbat accessible for all lifestyles. From gefilte fish to challah, berbere lentils to cardamom cheesecakes, these seasonally organized recipes will never fail to inspire your weekly dinner menu.


"Imaginative"Los Angeles Times

“For anyone who appreciates world flavors, history, and great techniques….A worthy companion to Joan Nathan’s King Solomon’s Table (2017).” —Booklist

Educational and tantalizing” —Foreword Reviews

"[Faith Kramer's] inventive dishes are...packed with flavor." —Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food

Clear and approachable....Faith has included recipes that not only have you rethinking Shabbat but dinner year-round.” —Calvin Crosby, The King’s English Bookshop

About the Author

Faith Kramer is a food writer and recipe developer concentrating on the food ways, history, and customs of the Jewish diaspora. She develops recipes and writes about Jewish customs and food as well as travel, and global ingredients.

As a columnist for j., the Jewish News of Northern California, she writes articles on food and cooking along with original recipes.

Faith has taught cooking classes on food from around the world, presented programs on Jewish customs, celebrations, and holidays, and led food-related walking tours that explore the economic, geographic, and political underpinnings of the food as well as how to use international ingredients in other contexts.

She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Go to FaithKramer.com to learn more about Faith and 52 Shabbats and to find links to her recipes and other writings.

Clara Rice is a Bay Area photographer, capturing whatever beautiful or delicious subject lands in front of her camera that day. Her images are clean, and compelling, and she is always looking for a new view on an old subject.

Praise For…

[Kramer] explains Shabbat, kosher food and the Jewish communities around the world that inspired the recipes, many featuring the elaborate spices or spice blends that are typical of places like Ethiopia, India and Mexico.
— The New York Times, Florence Fabricant

Packed with flavor and history, this is sure to give home cooks of all persuasions a reason to celebrate.
— Publishers Weekly

An almost bewitching selection of mouth-watering recipes.
— San Francisco Book Review

52 Shabbats is an informative, treat-laden cookbook full of ideas for those who want to set their weekly holiday tables in style.
— Foreword Reviews

52 Shabbats offers a truly modern take on this age-old tradition.
— Jewish Image

Kramer ventures into new publishing territory with a wealth of information not just for Jews but also for anyone who appreciates world flavors, history, and great techniques.
— Booklist

This foodie-based read, along with its nuggets of history, also makes it a conversational tool for the weekly meal... Perhaps that’s just what is needed right now—a little creativity and forethought to make Shabbat dinners more interesting. After all, who couldn’t spice up their weekly routine?
— Cleveland Jewish News

Kramer’s recipes ensure that everyone will want an invitation to Shabbat dinner at your house!
— Emily Paster, food writer and cookbook author

A fascinating, mouthwatering journey of Jewish cuisine.
— Jamie Schler, award-winning food writer and author of Orange Appeal

Clear and approachable....Faith has included recipes that not only have you rethinking Shabbat but dinner year-round.
— Calvin Crosby, The King's English Bookshop

Kramer captures the particular culinary and convivial delights that come along with experiencing a Shabbat dinner, and expands those delights out to anyone open to sharing them.
— Leah Koenig, author of The Jewish Cookbook and Modern Jewish Cooking
Product Details
ISBN: 9781951412180
ISBN-10: 1951412184
Publisher: The Collective Book Studio
Publication Date: December 14th, 2021
Pages: 232
Language: English