15 2015

Jewish Book Council - Chef Rossi

11:30AM - 2:00PM  

The Home of Mona Rieger

Contact Joyce Waschitz

When the microwave replaces her mother’s slow–cooked, traditional Hungarian dishes with meals from a box, Rossi takes to the kitchen—and a chef is born. This heartfelt, gritty, and hilarious memoir takes us on the wild ride of Rossi’s life, from her Passover seders spent in the family camper to her 1980s Crown Heights adventures as a “wayward” girl living in a Chasidic rabbi’s home to her observation of the High Holidays at Ground Zero as she served as a cook for first responders in the days just after 9/11. The Raging Skillet shows us how the creativity of the kitchen allows us to give a nod to where we come from while simultaneously expressing everything that we are. Includes unpretentious recipes for real people everywhere.