Join the Popular Australian Monday Morning Cooking Club as it Presents its Latest Cookbook Now for Something Sweet in a JBC Author Talk

Monday, December 6 at 7pm – on Zoom and broadcast live on Falmouth Public Channel 13 (FCTV)

 For Zoom information write to Pamela Rothstein at pbrothstein@comcast.net.

WINNER OF THE JANE AND STUART WEITZMAN FAMILY AWARD FOR FOOD WRITING AND COOKBOOKS, 2020 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS

The Monday Morning Cooking Club, a group of Australian women who author a popular series of cookbooks, will present a free, virtual Jewish Book Council author talk about their new book Now for Something. The event, hosted by Falmouth Jewish Congregation and Worcester JCC, will take place virtually on Monday, December 6 at 7:00 P.M. Members of the public can view the program thanks to FCTV, which will carry it live on FCTV Public Channel 13 in Falmouth. After a year of similar events limited to its members, Falmouth Jewish Congregation is pleased to welcome back the public to its monthly author talks. You can find more information about the series at www.falmouthjewish.org. Books are available from Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth and can be ordered in person, by phone or online at www.eightcousins.com.

After three best-selling cookbooks, the irrepressible Monday Morning Cooking Club has now published a collection of mostly sweet heirloom recipes that are as treasured as they are mouthwatering. Now for Something Sweet was the winner of the Jane and Stuart Weitzman Family Award for Food Writing and Cookbooks in the 2020 National Jewish Book Awards. It’s a gorgeous book with beautiful photos, accessible recipes and moving stories of family and history, community and survival. While its focus is the Jewish community and its food, it appeals to cooks and bakers from all traditions, who can learn and sample foods from other cultures and gain insight into how other families and communities sustain themselves through the transmission of food traditions.

Now for Something Sweet is the result of an intensive search to uncover, curate and celebrate the very best, most cherished sweet recipes from the Jewish community in Australia and around the world. Alongside the recipes, they recount heart-warming and poignant stories of family, friendship, community and survival. The authors cover the breadth of Jewish culture and gastronomy around the world, offering both the more familiar Ashkenazi (European) and Sephardic and Mediterranean delicacies that are gradually gaining their place in the cooking world.

Ranging from the straightforward to the more elaborate, these recipes are divided into chapters that have simple titles (The Everyday Cake, The Biscuit Tin, The Occasion Cake, Squares and Bars, Yeasted Dough) but are filled with treasures like the simple passionfruit-iced coconut cake to savory walnut biscuits and chocolate-anise seed buns. There’s something for every level of baker – from the simple to the extravagant challenge for a special occasion.

Visit the Monday Morning Cooking Club website for all sorts of resources: https://mondaymorningcookingclub.com.au/