The best recipes collected over the years by a 100 year old Jewish Grandmother who considers entertaining a competitive sport. Her recipes not only taste good, but they have to look good, too. Belle's recipes are practical and unusual, and her ingredients are everyday item found in every kitchen.
Although the book is written by a Jewish grandmother, this is not a kosher or even strictly Jewish cookbook. There are Chinese, Italian, German, Danish, and other nationalities represented among the recipes.
Another lure to the book are the interesting tales of where and how she found many of the recipes, and events where she has used them. Finally, there are ideas of recipes that can be combined to present and unusual visual effect, like her 7 layer Jello mold table centerpiece, or her combination salad mold appetizer. Belle is a kitchen artist as well as a great cook and baker.
This is a great cookbook for people who just want good, easy meals. These are meals that use ingredients you already have, or normally buy. You don't have to go in search of ingredients that you can't pronounce, and probably will never use more than once. The recipes are easy to follow, so even the most novice cook can make a delicious dinner for their family. There is a wide range of recipes from many different cultures in this cookbook. You are sure to find a recipe that you will love, and that will fit your tastes and your budget!