Jewish cooking with a light touch? It sounds like an oxymoron, but Steven Raichlen --- whose amazing techniques for adapting rich dishes for today?s leaner culinary lifestyle are now used by millions of Americans ? proves it?s not. Jewish cuisine may be Raichlen?s toughest opponent yet, but as always, he?s up to the task. With an array of ingenious cooking tips and quick, innovative Preparation techniques, Healthy Jewish Cooking shows us how to slash the fat of these tasty ?comfort foods? so that we can enjoy them with no hassle, and no guilt. Complete with more then 150 delicious recipes, this latest addition to the award-winning, best-selling high-flavor, Low-fat cookbook series miraculously transforms some of the heaviest food in the world! In Healthy Jewish Cooking, we find the tasty kugels, pirogis, and latkes of Raichlen?s childhood ? reinvented with fresh ingredients, ?bake frying? and grilling techniques, and flavorful substitutions. We also get the inside scoop on simple healthy secrets: Yukon gold potatoes have a richer, more buttery taste for latkes; chicken broth instead of schmaltz lightens stews while cinnamon and nutmeg spice them up; olive oil deliciously replaces butter in Hanukkah fritters with honey syrup. With its beautiful and festive color photographs as well as its ingenious practical cooking tips, this is the perfect book for the health ? conscious Jewish holiday cooking and gift giving.