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Cooking Jewish & Kosher

Modern Table, The

Kosher Recipes for Everyday Gatherings

by (author) Kim Kushner

foreword by Adeena Sussman

Figure 1 Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2022
Jewish & Kosher
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
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The Modern Table, by acclaimed chef and author Kim Kushner, presents kosher cuisine in a fresh, contemporary light. Jam-packed with 75 simple and delicious recipes, entertaining ideas, and menu inspirations, this beautiful cookbook is designed to make every get-together memorable—whether it’s a casual midweek dinner or a full-on Shabbat feast. It includes quick and healthy dishes for busy lifestyles, such as Honeydew with Sea Salt and Lime-Poppy Seed Drizzle, or Leek and Butternut Squash Soup. Fresh, vibrant salads like Grilled Peaches, Burrata, and Mint highlight seasonal offerings, while a delectable Slow-Cooked Lollipop Short Ribs rivals your favorite restaurant dishes. Recipes such as Spicy Green Tahini, Za’atar Cauliflower Steaks, and The Orange Blossom Chiffon Cake with Rose Petals celebrate Kim’s Moroccan and Ashkenazi-Canadian heritage. Also featured are table setting ideas, informal and formal menus, simple floral inspirations, and culinary gifts. The Modern Table is an elegant collection of delicious, fresh, seasonal, beautiful recipes that also happen to be kosher. It is the culmination of ideas inspired by years of gathering to form connections around the table.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Kim Kushner is a culinary educator and the author of three bestselling cookbooks: I Heart Kosher, The New Kosher, and The Modern Menu. Raised in Montreal, Canada, Kim learned to cook at an early age from her Moroccan-born mother and spent summers with family in Israel. A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, she has developed recipes for Food & Wine and Chile Pepper magazines, and has worked as a private chef. In 2005, she launched Kim Kushner Cuisine and now travels the world teaching her wildly popular cooking classes. Kim's cooking style reflects her busy life as a mother of four, a teacher, and an author. Her flavor-packed recipes are made with straightforward techniques that bring ease, time-savings, and creativity to the kitchen. She's become well-known in New York City and abroad for her healthy and hearty dishes made from locally grown produce—not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of kosher cuisine.

Kim has appeared on the Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times International Edition, Huffington Post, Saveur, and the Chicago Tribune, and is recognized as a leader in redefining kosher cuisine; her cookbooks feature everyday recipes for delicious and artful dishes made from accessible, seasonal ingredients. Kim lives in New York City with her husband and children.

Editorial Reviews

"Kushner offers not only 90-plus well-honed recipes, but also ideas for on-trend hosting and gift giving that anyone will welcome. Worth reading; worth following; worth trying."—Booklist starred review

"Kim Kushner's table spreads are prettier than I'll ever be."—Jake Cohen, New York Times bestselling author of Jew-ish

"Infused with Kim's warmth, impeccable taste, and deep passion for all things food and family, this beautifully designed cookbook ties together food, design and lifestyle in a manner that has never been seen in a kosher cookbook."—Jamie Geller, cookbook author and Founder of the Kosher Media Network

"Seasonal, contemporary, delicious and kosher—exactly how I want to cook."—Arielle Mamiye, Culinary Director, Jewish Food Society

"With The Modern Table, Kim Kushner redefines kosher cooking with her fresh and contemporary approach. The results are beautiful and delicious."—Bonnie Stern, cookbook author

"Kim Kushner's distinctive style and voice resonates through each page of her newest cookbook, The Modern Table. The magic of her recipes is their unique way of offering elegant new ideas in a relatable manner. Beyond the recipes are Kim's effortless lifestyle and entertaining tips peppered throughout. Kim's signature modern flair is evident in each visually stunning page and inspires me to create menus for Shabbat and dinner parties."—Shifra Klein, Fleishigs Magazine

"The Modern Table is an incredible and delicious resource! Kim's approachable recipes are perfect for every day cooking and hosting."—Einat Admony, Chef-Owner: Balaboosta & Taïm

"Her penchant for creating a welcoming environment can be seen in everything she touches—from helpful menus for Shabbat to table settings graced with displays of fresh herbs and suggestions for such small take-home gifts as a homemade garlic confit. Start to finish, this provides fresh ways to nurture and enhance the spirit of a kosher home."—Publishers Weekly