Jewish Values: The Princess of Borscht

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32 p.
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Ruthie’s hospitalized grandmother complains about the bland institutional food, exaggerating to the point of causing her granddaughter alarm by saying “a person could starve to death here.” The elderly patient asserts that only a serving of hot borscht made from her secret recipe will hasten her recovery. However, before divulging the ingredients, Ruthie’s grandmother falls asleep. Ruthie quickly learns that not all great cooks write their recipes down. Resorting to the help of neighbors who all feel they are royal mistresses of their culinary domains, Ruthie whips up a batch of the hearty soup, tapping into her own inner Julia Child to figure out the final special ingredient. Ruthie’s grandmother, “the Queen of Borscht,” pronounces the soup delicious and the budding chef bestows upon herself the title of “Princess of Borscht.” Christensen's lively rendered paintings of the bickering neighbors capture the essence of the phrase "too many cooks spoil the broth" or in this case, the borscht.
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9781596435155
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1566
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