Author(s): Emma Spitzer
Fress (Yiddish): 'to eat copiously and without restraint' Emma Spitzer's style of cooking is unfussy and uncomplicated, extracting the maximum flavour from the humblest of ingredients without spending hours in the kitchen. Her melting pot of inspiration embraces Poland and Russia, Jewish recipes learned from her mother, travels in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and North Africa, as well as Algerian recipes shared by her mother-in-law. From Slow-cooked Moroccan Chutney to Duck with Black Za'atar & Puy Lentils, Baharat Spiced Chicken to Apricot & Orange Blossom Frangipane, these recipes are packed with punchy flavours and delicous spices. Family recipes are included too, from Grandpa 'Bugga's' Turkey Schnitzel and Aunty Rochele's Cabbage Salad to Mummy's Golden Chicken Soup. Big on flavour and spice, this is happy, sociable food to feed the soul.
Emma Spitzer was born and raised in Brighton, southern England, to Jewish parents of Polish and Russian descent. Following her success on reaching the final of BBC 1's MasterChef, Emma has been in high demand. She has been teaching cookery classes and demonstrating at food festivals, running sell-out supper clubs and catering for private dining events. Emma's popularity on the show is evident through her social media following, with more than 50,000 followers on Twitter. She lives in north London with her husband, four young daughters and their cat.