Comprised of family stories and the recipes for 36 dishes straight from the kitchen of Diana 'Nama' Goldberg, "Chewish" is a culinary collection of family recipes that are as palate pleasing as they are appetite satisfying. Nicely illustrated with colored drawings, the recipes range from an appetizer called Crab Meat Dip; to Noodle Pudding; Black Bottom Pie; Mama Frankie's Brisket; Apple Dumplings; and Nama's Farfel. Of special note is the recipe for the World's Best Cheesecake.
A delight to browse through and ideal for planning menus with, "Chewish" will prove to be a very welcome and much appreciated addition to personal, family, and community library cookbook collections. "Chewish" also makes an excellent gift for connoisseurs of fine home cooking!
Midwest Book Review
Recipes and cooking are really a way to explore your roots. What better way to pass on your family legacy than through food and family recipes. Chewish captures the essence of “family” and has inspired us to use some of their traditional recipes as specials at Block 16.
Paul and Jessica Urban
chefs/owners, national award-winning restaurant Block 16, Omaha
Chewish captures the spirit of a messy, creative, self-taught cook for whom cooking was clearly an act of love. A delightful tribute. You’ll savor the stories as much as the recipes.
Amy S. Brown
Co-Publisher and Editor, Edible Omaha
A blast from the past! Memories of our grandmothers’ cooking and baking continue to inspire us. Delicious recipes worth passing on!
Cedric S. Fichepain, CEC
Owner and Executive Chef, Le Voltaire Restaurant and Le Petit Paris Bakeries in Omaha; Honorary French Consul; author Fowl to the Bone and 20% percent and counting...
If we served Nama’s World-Famous Cheesecake at our diner, we’d have lines out into the parking lot. As it is, we have lines for Sunday brunch, so make the cheesecake at home and come see us for biscuits and gravy instead.
owner, Shirley’s Diner (voted Omaha’s best diner)
If you eat this book, you’ll get 1500 grams of fiber. Make and eat the delightful recipes instead, in moderation. I’m a famous doctor. I have to say that.
Edward T. Creagan, MD
Mayo Clinic, author of How Not to Be My Patient
Sandra’s stories recall fond childhood memories. As neighbors, I knew every crack in the sidewalk where I dashed with metal clamp-on roller skates from my home to hers. It was always a special treat to join Sandra for a visit to see her Nama. And now, it’s possible to recreate Nama’s very special (and incredibly delicious) culinary creations in my kitchen and yours.
Paulette Lewis Mitchell
author of 14 cookbooks, including The 15-Minute Gourmet Series