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Jan 11, 2008 09:44 AM

Have you used the Spice and Spirit cookbook?

What did you think of the recipes? Any failures? Any winners?

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  1. I don't recall the exact name, but the parve vanilla ice cream is very popular with my friends and relatives. There are a few different ones, but the one I am referring to has corn syrup, eggs, conf sugar, vanilla, cocoa optional (never tried it with cocoa). Try mixing in crushed viennese crunch for a delicious twist.

    1. Made the challah from there. Pretty good, although not the best I ever had.

      1. Spice and Spirit is a very good cookbook all around. I personally have made quite a few good soup recipes (French Onion-Dairy, and Minestrone, to name a couple). You can rely on the Spice and Spirit for some really good, classic recipes. Try the cinnamon buns; yum!!

        1. There are different editions of Spirit & Spice. I have the 9th printing from 1983.

          The lack of illustrations can, at times, be a limitation. For example, how small or in what shape should you cut the ingredients? In what shape and to what thickness do you make the such-and-such? Like many community cookbooks, it was written for those who already have a good idea of what the dishes should look and taste like.

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          1. re: Dovid

            Another comment some people make about Spirit & Spice is that the recipes have to be scaled down to serve one or two people. There are some recipes, it is true, that call for two whole chickens. A lot of the recipes, however, seem to be intended for two to four people.

            1. re: Dovid

              Try the recipe for the Rebbe Burger. It keeps coming back...

              1. re: KosherKing

                Thanks for the comments. Will keep looking to see if others appear.

          2. It seems as if everyone swears by the kosher pallette, susie fishbein books. Every house I go to has these cookbooks.