Chocolate Babka French Toast

      The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home by Nick Zukin and Michael Zusman offers all the Jewish classics along with updates and new angles on the oldways that are bound to thrill the palates of a modern generation of eaters focused on quality ingredients and a lighter-handed approach to a traditionally heavy cuisine. Nick joined us and showed Dave how to make the Chocolate Babka French Toast. You can find the recipe on our recipe page.

      The chapters are organized into: Starters and Sides; Soups and Salads; Eggs, Fish, and Dairy; Beef; Bagels, Bialys, and Breads; and Pastries, Desserts, and Drinks. The range of favorite recipes include: Crispy Potato Latkes with Chunky Ginger Applesauce; Summer Chicken Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber and Cracklings; Wise Sons' Chocolate Babka French Toast; Home Oven Pastrami; and Celery Soda.

      Portland Book Events

      Monday, September 9; 5:30-8 p.m.
      Book Launch Party at the Portland Penny Diner at the Hotel Lucia
      410 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97204
      Book signing; open to the public; free admission
      Meet the authors of The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home and enjoy tastes from the cookbook prepared by local chefs including Vitaly Paley of Imperial and Portland Penny Diner. No-host bar and signed books available for purchase.

      Friday, September 20, 2-4 p.m.
      Cookbook Social at FEAST
      Heathman Hotel Broadway and Symphony Rooms
      1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
      Book signing; open to public; suggested donation $5
      Join your favorite cookbook authors, local and national, for this walk-around cookbook signing at the Heathman Hotel. Twenty writers will be waiting to chat with you at tables around the room, while Chef Michael Stanton will provide light food and drink to refresh the conversation. Cookbook subjects range from sauces to the roots they'd dress, crackers to the school lunches they'd go in, and lox to the salt blocks it's cured on (to name just a few). All cookbooks will be available for purchase to round out your collection!

      Sunday, September 22, 11 a.m.
      Bagels and Books: Talk and Signing at Powell's Books
      Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside Ave, Portland, 97209
      Book Signing free and open to the public