With Thanksgiving upon us, many of us are busy with food shopping and menu planning. It’s the perfect time to look back in our catalog of South Texas Jewish cookbooks for recipe inspiration. What we often find are attempts to integrate traditional Jewish foods with local and regional cuisines, in ways that sometimes stray from traditional dietary laws.
As a case in point, consider this cookbook, “Island Treasures,” produced by the Galveston section of the National Council of Jewish Women in 1950. Below, you’ll find recipes for “Golden Glow Salad,” “Texas Corn Bread,” “Creole Gravy with Chicken,” and “Oysters a la Goldman.”
We are grateful for our wonderful collection of South Texas Jewish cookbooks, and we are always looking to add more to our library!