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Rediscovering Rome’s Jewish Kitchen

Step into the heart of Rome’s ancient Jewish community with Leah Koenig’s latest culinary odyssey, Portico: Cooking and Feasting in Rome’s Jewish Kitchen. Delve into over 100 flavorful recipes celebrating the rich heritage and resilience of la cucina Ebraica Romana. From the enduring spirit of the Roman Jewish Ghetto to the thriving Via del Portico d’Ottavia, Koenig’s book offers a captivating glimpse into a community shaped by centuries of hardship yet bound by its vibrant cuisine.

*QB Cookbook Club Pick: This book was chosen for our May-June 2024 Italian cookbook club selection, where we’ll cook 1 recipe each week from the book. Learn more about the QB Cookbook Club.

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Leah Koenig’s writing and recipes have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine’s Grub Street, Saveur, Epicurious, Food52, TASTE, Departures, and Tablet magazine, among other publications. She is the author of 6 cookbooks including The Jewish Cookbook (Phaidon), Modern Jewish Cooking and The Little Book of Jewish Feasts (Chronicle). In addition to writing, Leah leads cooking demonstrations and classes all over the world. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two kids.

W. W. Norton

8.4 x 10.3 in