Nathan, a nationally acclaimed cookbook author, is host and executive
producer of the new public television series, Jewish Cooking in America
with Joan Nathan. The series is based on her award-winning cookbook, Jewish
Cooking in America (Knopf, 1994) which received the Julia Child Award
for Best Cookbook of the Year in 1995 from the International Association
of Culinary Professionals, as well as the 1995 James Beard Award for Food
of the Americas. In 1998 a new version of the cookbook was released, with
35 brand new recipes, to coincide with the airing of the series.
is the author of five other books, including The Jewish Holiday Baker
(Schocken Books), The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen (Schocken Books),
The Jewish Holiday Kitchen(Schocken Books) and The Flavor of Jerusalem
(with Stacey Goldman). In 1985, her American Folklife Cookbook received
the R.T. French Tastemaker Award. Ms. Nathan contributes frequently
to such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times Syndicate,
Food Arts, Food and Wine Magazine and Hadassah Magazine and is working
on a book on the foods of modern Israel.
was senior producer of "Passover: Traditions of Freedom," a one- hour
documentary for public television which used food as a vehicle to understanding
culture and history. The program won a Silver Award at the 1994 Houston
International Film Festival and a Chris Award, the highest honor, in
the Religion & Philosophy division at the 1994 Columbus International
member of Les Dames d'Escoffier in Washington, D.C., Ms. Nathan received
a Golda Award from the American Jewish Congress for her accomplishments
and creative contributions to the quality of life in Washington, D.C.
She lectures around the country and has appeared as a guest on The Television
Food Network, "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Live with Regis
and Kathie Lee" and on National Public Radio. She is a founder of New
York's Ninth Avenue Food Festival under Mayor Abraham Beame. Ms. Nathan
lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.
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