One Man's Search for the First Hebrew Text Cookbook #hungary


Laurie Sosna
 

This wonderful story popped up in my Atlas Obscura news feed, I thought you might enjoy it.
This is the first paragraph:
"A few months ago, András Koerner, the foremost expert on Hungarian Jewish culinary history—finally got to see the treasure he’d chased for years. At the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism, he beheld a 168-year-old book that, just a few years earlier, had been thought to have disappeared without a trace. Opened to its splotched first page, it was covered with Hebrew print and an illustration of women working over a countertop, one of them holding a pan over an open fire."
The full article:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/first-hebrew-lettered-cookbook

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco