joan nathan


V.20 No.5 | 2/3/2011
Author and   New York Times   food columnist Joan Nathan
Courtesy of Random House

Mina's Dish

Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France

Joan Nathan, famed Jewish cookbook author, brightens up a Duke City fundraiser

When I reach Joan Nathan at her home in D.C., I hear the rattling of pots and pans. She’s giving instructions to someone in the kitchen. “Is this a bad time?” I ask. “I can call later.” She tells me it’s fine—she’s just picking up after a fundraiser she hosted the previous evening with guest chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. Nathan, a two-time James Beard award-winning cookbook author and New York Times food columnist, is well-known for her PBS series "Jewish Cooking in America with Joan Nathan." We settle down to discuss her latest opus, Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France (Knopf, 2010).

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