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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…
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Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: April 30th. Chocolate for Dinner

Did you know chocolate lurks blissfully in many savory dishes? We are giving equal time to main course and dinner. My latest cookbook is on sale during the demo, for the special discounted price of $30.00 (retail price:$39.95. Discount: 25%)! Better…
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Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday April 23rd. Israeli Independence Day

Attention Israelis, native and honorary alike, all aboard: Let’s eat as in the Shuk! I'll be demonstrating: Yogurt strawberry rhubarb soup Shakshuka on baked beans Tilapia in tehina sauce Spinach feta cheese borekas Semolina…