The Bengali Five Spice Chronicle

The Bengali Five Spice Chronicle: Rinku Bhattacharya. Book Review

Reading – yes, reading, that’s how intriguing and exciting it is – Rinku Bhattacharya’s cookbook is to me the next best thing to a stroll through, say, Machane Yehuda, the legendary open-air market at the heart of Jerusalem. It positively vibrates with the smells and sounds of the kitchen, and makes the exotic familiar and […]

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Latkas International: Frying Tips and Recipes. Gluten-Free

Latkas time is short: Make the most of it! In this post you will find everything there is to know about latkas: not just tips on how to fry latkas and other treat safely and effectively, but some other great latkas from around the world: potato latkas and all variations; Moroccan Doughnuts (Sfenj); Curried Indian Pancakes; latkas […]

Kosherfest 2012 Standout New Products

Kosherfest 2012 Standout New Products

Kosherfest in Secaucus was great fun this year. I and quite a few others marveled at how the staff at Kosherfest pulled off the whole show with their hands often tied behind their backs, so soon after Hurricane Sandy, which crippled many warehouses and made transportation a nightmare. Although I didn’t see one solitary new […]

Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils. Drink - and Eat - to Your Health!

Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils. Drink – and Eat – to Your Health!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dorit and David Nahmias, distillers extraordinaire, of Mahia and Rye Whisky at Nahmias et Fils: their Mahia is fabulous! They even gave me and my friend Chaim Szmidt a grand tour of their distillery in the Bronx: Impressive! The famous Sephardi fig- and anise-  scented liquor (Mahia and […]

Kosher by Design Cooking

Kosher by Design Cooking Coach: Susie Fishbein

The only thing that would be more delicious than admiring Susie Fishbein’s latest cookbook ‘Kosher by Design Cooking Coach’ with its lavish display of gorgeous pictures would be to roll up your sleeves, open the book on any page, and go chopchop. This, Susie’s latest and eighth, cookbook, goes beyond the scope of her series, […]