BRAIDED: A Journey of a Thousand challahs
National Jewish Book Award Finalist (Category: Women's Studies)
Winner of Wilbur Award for Nonfiction
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist (Category: Self-Help)
What if you could bake bread once a week, every week? What if the smell of fresh baking bread could turn your house into a home? And what if the act of making the bread―mixing and kneading, watching and waiting―could heal your heartache and your emptiness, your sense of being overwhelmed? It can. This is the surprise that physician-mother Beth Ricanati learned when she started baking challah almost a decade ago: that simply stopping and baking bread was the best medicine she could prescribe for women in a fast-paced world. Braided chronicles a journey of a thousand challahs and one woman’s quest for wellness and peace.