Brookline Booksmith hosts GABRIELLE ROSSMER GROPMAN and SONYA GROPMAN for a presentation of their German-Jewish cookbook and the history of the cuisine.
The Gropmans—a mother-daughter author pair—have honored the original recipes Gabrielle learned after arriving as a baby in Washington Heights from Germany in 1939, while updating their format to reflect contemporary standards of recipe writing. Featuring recipes for German-Jewish cuisine as it existed in Germany prior to World War II, this cookbook offers exciting discoveries for people already familiar with more traditional Jewish meals. Bring your appetite!
This event is free and open to the public.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.