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Travel to Different Places with “Cooking from the Heart,”
“A POEM as BIG as NEW YORK CITY,”  “Paris by Hollywood”

 “Cooking from the Heart” by Hayley Smorgon and Gaye Weeden (Hardie Grant Books, $39.95) is a treat for the eyes that will whet anyone’s appetite - - especially those interested in a Jewish journey through food. There is very little to criticize about this succulent opus that gives us stories and recipes from 27 Jewish cooks. What is especially useful is the book’s index and also its glossary. What is especially annoying is the lack of numbering of pages. If food is your thing than this book is a must. 

“A POEM as BIG as NEW YORK CITY” (Universe,$19.95) is edited by Teachers & Writers Collaborative, illustrated by Walter Dean Myers. For a gift for a children or a gift for yourself, this is an impressive and enchanting tome. Dreamy and appealing illustrations complement the work of little kids writing about the Big Apple.    NOTABLE

“Paris by Hollywood” edited by Antoine De Baecque (Flammarion, $75,00, 275 pages) is a feast for the eyes and treat for your memory bank showcasing the very long and loving relationship between the City of Light and filmmakers from the United States.  Fifteen essays by noted film experts explore over a hundred years of movies. Vincent Minnelli, Blake Edwards, Woody Allen, Maurice Chevalier, Audrey Hepburn are front and center in this work but others are also given their due.  Gorgeous, glorious, gushy and at the same time intellectual, historical, insightful - -“Paris by Hollywood” is a book to treasure.  MUST HAVE.

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU

This Article is Copyright © 1995 - 2012 by Harvey and Myrna Frommer.  All rights reserved worldwide.

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