This Jewish Cooking in America (book )by Joan Nathan (from my hometown of Providence RI) is a handsomely written book which not only has great recipes but is intertwined with the Jewish people, cultures and history. This masterfully written book is one I bought many years ago and the book has everything including very interesting recipes. The recipes come from all over the world and are not just your ordinary set of recipes.
I have tried many and these were some of the best (but they were all good); The chicken, lime and tortilla soup (9.6/10) comes from Mexico ; spinach and cheese kugel (9.4/10) ; cholent (beef barley stew (9.6/10). The index is very nice and I am still searching for more. I will also want try some of the more unusual recipes like spinach rubarb soup Poland, stuffed grape leaves, meat pies , and more.
It's a jewish food trip around the world and I am still touring.