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The Jewish Gardening Cookbook: Growing Plants and Cooking for Holidays and Festivals

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A down-to-earth approach to spirituality that links your garden with biblical tradition.

Perhaps you re asking, What is a Jewish garden ? Though it is essentially a collection of plants, it s really more than that. You don t just grow plants in a Jewish garden; you incorporate them into your life. Some will help transport you to different times and places; others will provi
Paperback, 187 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Jewish Lights Publishing (first published July 1998)
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Apr 13, 2008 Inder rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Inder by: Rebecca
This book is jam-packed with interesting information about Jewish holidays. It is not the best writing, hence the three stars, but it gets points for an awesome idea.

However, the gardening advice is admirably fringy. I mean, growing wheat and barley in your back yard? I mean, maybe I'm totally nuts for NOT growing my own wheat and barley?? Who knows? And then you're supposed to grind the wheat and make your own flour? Awesome - but doesn't that take like, an acre? And a mill? These logistical is
OK, it's possible that I picked this up at my new favorite used bookstore largely because of the recent fixation with our citron tree. (Turns out Jews go crazy trying to buy the most perfect "etrog" specimen for Sukkot.) And while I can't call myself much of a Jew, I share the author's identification with the importance of food and agriculture in Jewish celebrations. The gardening tips and recipes aren't anything special, but this works really nicely as an easy basic reference complete with hist ...more
Elise Cohen
"An intersting if not in-depth addition to a gardening library. Some historical and biblical context given. Recipes are not very creative, inventive, or innovative, nor are chosen plants far-reaching or unusual. Still, a very worthy and useful item for anyone beginning to investigate the topic, or for a school, class, club, or homeschooling family."
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