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Jack's Wife Freda

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Jack's Wife FredaJack's Wife Freda: Cooking From New York's West Village (Blue Rider Press, 2017) comes from Maya and Dean Jankelowitz, the co-owners of the popular pair of restaurants of the same name in New York City’s Greenwich Village and Soho. In addition to creative recipes for Jewish and international dishes from Julia Jaksic, a chef and restaurant consultant, the book offers anecdotes from loyal customers and staff.

Green Shakshuka

Recipe by Jack's Wife Freda

Green <i>Shakshuka</i>

Shakshuka (shahk-SHOO-ka) is a dish of Tunisian origin, possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire, and possessively beloved by Libyans, Egyptians, Moroccans, Algerians and Israelis alike. Simply put, it’s a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast and lunch dish consisting of baked eggs and tomatoes. This interpretation of the dish lends a more Latin American spin to

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Malva Pudding

Recipe by Jack's Wife Freda

Malva Pudding

This South African dessert of Cape Dutch origin is a dense cake soaked in a delicious caramel sauce. It can vary with the additions of ginger, apricot jam, and sometimes brandy or dates. Malva, which is Afrikaans for marshmallow, describes the spongy texture and sweetness of this unique dessert. We bake our Malvas in a

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