book-coverEveryone has a favorite family recipe that reminds them of holidays, celebrations and special memories. It’s that flavor that Jewish Senior Life hopes to capture in its debut cookbook, Friends Cook: Generation to Generation, now available for pre-order and to be sold at the Nov. 17 Media Night for the JCC Jewish Book Fair at the Berman Center for Performing Arts in West Bloomfield, featuring Food Network star chef Duff Goldman, who wrote the introduction to the cookbook.

“We aim to capture the older adult legacy of Old-World cooking in modern, quick and easy recipes,” says Leslie Katz, LMSW, director of Friends of Jewish Senior Life, whose proceeds enrich the lives of older adults.

Friends Cook is more than a cookbook. It’s a symbol of a spirited community, whose members’ kitchens will be enriched by the recipes contributed for years to come.”

Katz collected recipes from the community with a goal of compiling a quality community cookbook. (See sample below.)

The cover was designed by local artist Steven Katz of West Bloomfield. It will make its debut at Media Night on Nov. 17 and will be sold thereafter at all Friends of Jewish Senior Life boutiques, local synagogue gift shops and on

To preorder a cookbook, contact Leslie Katz at or (248) 592-5062.

By Lynne Golodner, Special to the Jewish News