'Jack's Wife Freda: Cooking from New York's West Village'

Jack's Wife Freda, a pair of restaurants whose signs bear the illustrated face of their namesake grandma, have become a mainstay of Jewish comfort-food dining in New York's Greenwich Village. With a cozy, communal vibe and serving a tempting and imaginative meld of South African and Israeli flavors, the restaurants feel like home, and everyone from the many local regulars to thousands of tourists just passing through is greeted like family by owners Maya and Dean Jankelowitz and their staff. 'Jack's Wife Freda' collects beloved favorites from the restaurants' menus, crafted by chef Julia Jaksic, along with all-new delicious and versatile recipes for breakfast, dinner, drinks and everything in between. Beautifully illustrated, accessible and inventive, it's easy to eat from Jack's Wife Freda all day, every day.

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