Pereg: A Taste of Home

A couple years ago I let several containers of Pereg salad and rice toppings I had received as a gift languish and go to waste, because they didn't have clear ingredient listings, let alone instructions for use. Feel free to call me obsessive…
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Kosherfeast and Kosherfest 2015

Kosherfest 2015, and the Kosherfeast Dinner that kicked it off, were loads of fun. This year's Kosherfeast dinner was a meaningful Tikkun for the one which took place two years ago at the now-extinct J-Soho Restaurant (a mortifying debacle,…

My Fat Dad. Dawn Lerman. My Book Review

Treat yourself and a dear friend to a copy today! Congrats to Dawn Lerman for her wonderful new book, My Fat Dad. Everything about My Fat Dad is delicious, poignant and irresistible: Dawn's frank and evocative style, her inner child's voice…

The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen Cookbook. Amelia Saltsman. My Review

Order Your Copy on Amazon Today! Well priced too! Amelia Saltsman's new Cookbook, the Seasonal Jewish Kitchen, is nothing short of magnificent. Heaven Help me I just fell in love with it! If there were (of course there were, often for good…

Something Sweet Cookbook. Miriam Pascal. My Review

Order Your Copy Today on Amazon! Something Sweet has just been published by Someone Sweet: Miriam Pascal, who runs the popular blog Overtime Cook. Kudos to Miriam for her first Cookbook, a beautiful dessert cookbook. You can see by a number…
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New: BenZ Imported Chalav Israel Cheeses. My Cheese Feast Menu and Recipes

Please forgive my lowtech graphics: This gives you the information, and that does the trick! As promised, here is a list of prices of the wonderful imported Chalav Israel Cheeses BenZ's Store  started carrying. Excellent selection at excellent…

Masbia Soup Kitchen: Our Fundraising Event at Lincoln Square Synagogue

  Last night was our exciting fundraising event for Masbia Soup Kitchen, at Lincoln Square Synagogue. The ballroom was filled to capacity. I just can't tell you how much fun it was, cooking along fellow chefs and cookbook authors…
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Father's Day Menu and Recipes

My Father's Day Menu doubles as a perfect 4th of July Menu, and clearly expresses that you needn’t kiss your fast food favorites goodbye! You can enjoy them as hearty as you like it, and right at home. That's what I call The Good Junk. And…

The Silver Platter Cookbook. Daniella Silver. My Book Review

Congratulations to Daniella Silver on the publication of her Cookbook, The Silver Platter Cookbook. Hard to believe the Silver Platter Cookbook is Daniella's first Cookbook, when you see how gorgeous the book looks, and how many valuable items…
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Nuts About Almonds! My Favorite Almond Recipes

Although I am always tinkering with almond recipes and almond flour, I owe the real impetus for writing a whole post about almonds and multiple almond-based recipes to Nuts.Com. I was inspired by Nuts.com's "April Showers Bring May Flours"…

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Amy Riolo. My Review

Congratulations to Amy Riolo for her beautiful New Book, The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. With her radiant healthy good looks, Amy looks like a walking billboard for the subject she has devoted her book to. We grew up in Morocco,…

New All Natural Fresh Dress Salad Dressing Line. My Product Review

Fresh Dress Salad Dressing Line. Photo Courtesy Hudi Greenberger Fresh Dress Salad Dressing is Chani (Hannah) Erdvin Bronstein's baby. Chani was really inspired when she called her new Natural Salad Dressing Line Fresh Dress. The brand name…