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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…
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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"…
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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,…
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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…
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The Perfect Dairy Wedding Lunch. Menu and Recipes

Last week I cooked for a Dairy Wedding Lunch, a very small (just thirty guests), intimate and fabulous wedding lunch, and by all accounts it was wonderful. The compliments I received were all the more meaningful that many of the guests were…
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My Passover Cooking Demos: Reinventing the Meal. Two Leftover Parties

Nobody has immortalized the wonderful mystique born of reinventing the meal more brilliantly and with more wit than Calvin Trillin: “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers.…
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Jewish Soul Food Book. Carol Ungar. My Book Review

http://amzn.to/1OUypH6 Congrats to Carol Ungar for her delightful just-published book, Jewish Soul Food. Carol meant her book title quite literally, as the book delivers, just as promised, all the Jewish Soul Food you can fit in your body…
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Post Passover and Anytime At All: Cleanse Recipes

 Cleanse Recipes are not only good for you, but they are delicious and filling. Detox at its most exciting and its most delicious. I whip out my cleanse recipes quite often, often for no reason at all, just because I love a good break in…
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What Pots Brand to Buy?

What Pots Brand should I Buy? That is the question I am always asked at my cooking demos. Ages ago, my mother in law bought me a set of Farberware pots and pans for my shower, commenting they had served her right in all her lean years, and…
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KFWE 2015 Kosher Food and Wine Experience

What a fabulous food extravaganza KFWE was, last night at the Metropolitan Pavilion! Oblivious to the fact that I was not a growing girl any more (unless you threw in width, not just length), I had been “sampling” all the delectable offerings…