This is not a Cholent

Amira loves cholent and is eager to share her Nana’s Iraqi recipe in the “Best Cholent Competition Down Under.” Everyone gasps when Nana takes out a needle and thread and stitches the stuffed chicken, and adds eggs to the stew. “This is not a cholent!” the crowd says. Amira holds Nana’s hand and shuts her eyes when the judges come. “This is not a cholent,” the judges say “..but it’s delicious. What is it? “This IS a cholent,” Amira says. “It’s an Iraqi stew that Nana and I make every Friday.” Everyone agrees it is the best cholent, and the winner of the contest.

Forthcoming with Kar-Ben Publishing, May 7 2024

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This is a charming story about the beauty of honoring one's culture even in the face of those who don't understand. Sassoon closes with her own grandmother's recipe for t'bit, as well as information on Australia's Jewish population. The lively, colorful illustrations are delightful.- Kirkus Reviews

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Kirkus Reviews – This is a charming story about the beauty of honoring one’s culture even in the face of those who don’t understand. Sassoon closes with her own grandmother’s recipe for t’bit, as well as information on Australia’s Jewish population. The lively, colorful illustrations are delightful.

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