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52 Shabbats
52 Shabbats

52 Shabbats

Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen

By Faith Kramer, Photographs by Clare Rice


232 Pages, 7 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $32.50 (US $32.50) (CA $43.50)

Publication Date: December 2021

ISBN 9781951412180

Rights: WOR

The Collective Book Studio (Dec 2021)


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Welcome to the Shabbat dinner table. 52 Shabbats invites all, regardless of religious background, to celebrate Shabbat with 75 modern recipes drawn from Jewish communities around the world. It also features information on global Jewish foodways, rituals, personal experiences, and traditions. The book is aimed at "cultural" Jews, interfaith couples and families, Jews by Choice, and singles, couples, and families who want to share, start, or expand their celebration of Shabbat and explore Jewish 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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

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

"What a joy it is to read and cook from Faith Kramer's 52 Shabbats!" —Faye Levy, author of 1,000 Jewish Recipes and Feast from the Mideast

Author Biography

Faith Kramer is a food writer and recipe developer concentrating on the foodways, history, and customs of the Jewish diaspora. She has written hundreds of posts on her website about Jewish customs and food, travel, and global ingredients with accompanying recipes, which can be found at As a columnist for the j., the Jewish News of Northern California, she writes articles twice a month on food and cooking along with original recipes. She is also a monthly food columnist for the Omer, Temple Beth Abraham newsletter. Faith has taught cooking classes 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. A frequent contributor to other Jewish food-related projects, her work can be found in Laura Silver's Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis University Press) and Molly O'Neill's One Big Table cookbook (Simon and Schuster), plus many others. Faith lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.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.