One Egg is a Fortune

November 22, 2011 by J-Wire Staff
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Dudu Fisher’s grandmother was a Holocaust survivor determined not see her beloved grandson want for something to eat…so she bribed him daily after school to eat food placing a value on each item. Topping the list was a commodity rarely found in Nazi concentration camps…eggs.


Judy Kempler and Pnina Jacobson

Fisher told his story to Judy Kempler and Pnina Jacobson, two Sydney women who have spent over ten years compiling a cookbook chockfull of recipes and anecdotes from famous Jews around the world. Not only did Fisher produce a sweet story he also inspired the book’s title “One Egg is a Fortune”.

The book captures stories and recipes from 50 prominent members of the world-wide Jewish community.

Share memories and let your tastebuds travel with human rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz, chocolatier Max Brenner, US Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, legendary Fiddler on the Roof star Topol, Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, peacemaker US Ambassador Martin Indyk local author and journalist Alan Gold and many others.

One Egg is a Fortune is a book full of heart – an anthology of cultural vignettes with food as the central motif.

Interspersing recipes with warm, nostalgic stories,  the book provides over 100 delicious recipes with clear, easy-to-follow instructions featuring stunning food photography by Craig Cranko and sophisticated food styling by Michele Cranston whose work features in Marie Claire, The New York Times and other publications.

The book is a must for your coffee table! It is not just another traditional Jewish cookbook. What this book will do is make you want to read about each person – and using their recipes will provide you with a tale to tell when cooking for friends and family.

One Egg is a Fortune is for everyone and makes an ideal gift.

Part of the proceeds from the sales from One Egg is a Fortune will go to support Jewish Aged Care.



One Response to “One Egg is a Fortune”
  1. Jay says:

    They did not think of internationalizing it.
    The products used are only Aussie products and the temperature need to be shown in both centigrade and Fahrenheit

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