Redefining Jewish Comfort Food From Hash to Hamantaschen
by Noah and Rae Bernamoff
When Noah and Rae Bernamoff opened Mile End, their tiny Brooklyn restaurant, they had a mission: to share the classic Jewish comfort food of their childhood.
Using their grandmothers’ recipes as a starting point, Noah and Rae updated traditional dishes and elevated them with fresh ingredients and from-scratch cooking techniques. The Mile End Cookbook celebrates the craft of new Jewish cooking with more than 100 soul-satisfying recipes and gorgeous photographs. Throughout, the Bernamoffs share warm memories of cooking with their families and the traditions and holidays that inspire recipes like blintzes with seasonal fruit compote, chicken salad whose secret ingredient is fresh gribenes, veal schnitzel kicked up with pickled green tomatoes and preserved lemons, tsimis that’s never mushy and cinnamon buns made with challah dough. Noah and Rae also celebrate homemade delicatessen staples and share their recipes and methods for pickling, preserving and smoking just about anything.