May these recipes fill your homes with the warmth of a grandmother’s love, bridging generations and connecting us to our shared heritage. This is for you, with love and gratitude,
Julia Talore Zilman, The Author
At the tender age of 10, Julia experienced a profound loss when her grandmother, Tamara, passed away. Their bond had always been a special one, filled with the warmth of Tamara’s amazing baked creations. Determined to keep her grandmother’s memory alive, Julia embarked on a journey that intertwined her love for baking with her desire to reconnect with her roots. Guided by Tamara’s treasured recipe book, Julia stepped into the kitchen and discovered more than just ingredients – she unearthed the stories of four remarkable generations of women. From her great-great-grandmother Shendlya, who carried the family’s culinary traditions across generations, to her great-grandmother Maria, who added her unique touch to every dish, Julia’s baking escapades became a pathway to the heart of her family’s history.
Julia’s narrative wasn’t confined to her kitchen walls. Inspired by the legacy of these incredible women, she crafted a heartfelt calendar that beautifully narrated her family’s recipes month by month. Through the turn of each page, readers were transported into the favorite baked creations of Shendlya, Maria, Tamara, and Julia herself – a lineage of strong, passionate women bound by a shared love for the culinary arts. Julia’s story resonated far beyond her family circle as she channeled her passion into upcoming books, ensuring that the Ashkenazi recipes and tales of these generations would be preserved for others to savor and cherish. Her unwavering dedication to sharing her heritage and preserving her grandmother’s memory earned her the esteemed “Doing Jewish” grant by East Valley JCC, a recognition of her commitment to weaving a tapestry of history, love, and tradition through the art of baking.
Full art calendar with BAKING recipes published
FIRST EDITION OF THE COOK BOOK, featuring family
recipes will be published