"Kosher food is more than chopped liver and gefilte fish," says Helen Nash, and her cookbook covers a complete range of innovative meals, from a simple lunch to a dinner-party menu. Her dishes are fresh and creative, combining traditional ingredients with those found in the modern kitchen: curried wontons and spaghettini with arugula, roast capon with olives, and broiled fillets of red snapper with pine-nut coating. Each chapter separates dairy, pareve, and meat dishes for easy reference. Helen Nash has provided notes on ingredients, equipment, and techniques, including how to maintain a kosher kitchen. This is the cookbook for both everyday meals and the special occasion that Craig Claiborne praised in The New York Times for its "inventive menus and subtle flavors."