BRAIDED: A Journey of a Thousand challahs
2018 National Jewish Book Award Finalist, Women’s Studies
2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year, Silver Medal Winner, Self-Help
2019 Wilbur Award Winner, Nonfiction Books
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.