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Joan Nathan

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About the Author

Joan NathanJoan Nathan is the author of 11 cookbooks including her newest, King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World (Knopf). Her previous cookbook, Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France (Knopf), was named one of the 10 best cookbooks of 2010 by NPR, Food and Wine and Bon Appétit magazines.  She is a regular contributor to the New York Times and Tablet Magazine. She has won James Beard Awards and IACP Awards and was named Grande Dame by Les Dames d’Escoffier in 2015.

My Favorite Brisket

Recipe by Joan Nathan

My Favorite Brisket

Gedempte Fleysch—”well stewed”—that’s how Eastern European Jews prefer their meat. Slow cooking, of course, became a practical necessity with grainy cuts of forequarter meat. Because a brisket stretched into many

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