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In Search of the Perfect Schnitzel Recipe

Too many diners complain that they love schnitzel but are disappointed that they are so easily dried out. My daughter-in-law Ruthie makes the best schnitzels but always keeps insisting she does nothing in particular, so I decided to spy on her once when she made the dish, from beginning to end. The result is some […]

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Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday April 4th. Seder Feast!

The Killer Banquet for Seder Feast The menu speaks for itself: I hope you don’t miss it! Gluten-free to boot! I’ll be demonstrating: Poached salmon in tomato basil sauce Roasted garlic artichoke soup Brisket in coffee brandy sauce Herbed diced vegetables Quinoa with chestnuts and onions Chocolate dipped coconut meringues Strawberry rhubarb molds CLICK HERE […]

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New York Beggar, Three Ways

Growing up in Morocco, each family had their own “beggar” they looked after. Our beggar, a courteous middle-aged man dressed poorly but with elaborate dignity, would sit silently on our steps every Thursday night, waiting for my mother to  resurface from her kitchen and come out to him. And every Thursday night we watched the […]

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My Favorite Pizza: Basil Pizza and Wine Bar!

Every time I go to Basil, I -not so- discreetly eye what everyone seated next to me  – and even a little further: Foodies, what do you expect?- is having. Yesterday it was those luscious poached eggs on toast with saute spinach and home fries, which two young men were eating with great relish, dunking […]

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Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday March 28th: Moroccan Street Foods

Moroccan Street Foods: This is as plebeian as our glorious Moroccan food gets, and even then it’s a complete feast, as always! Gluten-free to boot! I’m serving dinner with mint tea, and a delicious off-the-cuff added surprise dessert! I’ll be demonstrating: Chick pea soup Shakshuka on white beans Schwarma Carrot Swiss chard salad Toasted vermicelli […]