Vegan A La Mode: Hannah Kaminsky's Latest Treat! My Book Review

Hannah Kaminsky, a baker after my own heart, has done it again with her new book, Vegan A La Mode. Mind you, I care nothing about her fabulous treats being vegan, since I am not afflicted with any of those restrictions, dietary, ideological…

Wonderful Meatless Dinners. The Nine Days: Four Complete Menus and Recipes

Meatless dinners are a wonderful chance to showcase all those dishes we all too often think of as supporting actors, a sort of prop to meat-and-potato meals, and which rightly act as stars in their own right. Meatless dinners vindicate and…
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The Healthy July 4th Feast. All Gluten-Free Friendly

Growing up abroad (Morocco) I remember glorious outdoors feast, centering around a barbecue. The great difference with the American BBQ counterpart though, is that we serve smaller portions of meat and much larger portions of salads and veggies.…
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Salade Niçoise Recipe. Honoring Julia Child

 Salade Niçoise In Honor of Julia Child JC100 Anniversary: Salade Niçoise is one of my all-time favorite salads, especially when made with fresh, not canned,  tuna. I was honored to write a review of Julia Child's biography, Dearie,…

The Art of the Hand Written Letter Revived

I just received a Hand Written Letter! It gave me quite a thrill. Forgive me for doing a double take when I checked my mail today. I thought the art form had been extinct since the advent of electronic mail, better known as e-mail. My dear friend…

Thank You Dear Coco Chocolates! My Review

Dear Coco Chocolates are the latest homemade chocolate sensation. And I mean it literally: Dear Coco Chocolates come in the most unexpected flavors, and the best part is, it works beautifully. These tiny gems remind me of the French proverb:…
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My Demo at De Gustibus Last Week!

An All-Moroccan Feast: Yum! As delicious as it was easy, and of course all natural, all excerpted from my new cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Judge for yourself from the thank-you note Salvatore Rizzo, director of De Gustibus,  sent…
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Trader Joe Chocolate Chips Going Dairy. A Gastronomic Uproar

This week I received dozens of messages about these national news that are causing a total uproar: Trader Joe chocolate chips are going to be made in dairy equipment from now on To name just one example, here's an alarmed message  from Rachel: Worst…
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Mother's Day Brunch. Menu and Recipes.

I find Mother's Day Brunch menus quite exciting: Spring bounty, guests all ages, classic crowd pleasers, eclectic menu, beautiful weather (hopefully!) The idea with a meal like Mother's Day Brunch is to give mom a break from kitchen chores,…
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Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 14th: Glorious Asian Morsels

Fish and vegetable Asian delicacies, made naturally and elegantly. Wasabi oil: pure seduction! I'll be demonstrating: Nori rolls Sea bass poached in dashi sake broth Sashimi salad Mock crab spring rolls Turnip cakes with…
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Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 7th. Mother's Day

Calling all children to cook with – and for- Mommy: You will be delighted to see how delicious and healthy a lot of standbys are, if only they are homemade! Children eight to fifteen years old pay only $30.00. I'll be demonstrating: …
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Thought I'd Share this Rave Review of my Chocolate Demo with You!

From Sharon, one of our chocolate demo guests last night: This lovely comment makes my day! And I'll bet it will make all chocolate lovers' tongues smile! So: Are You getting yourself a hammer for your kitchen? Levana, I went to last night’s…