Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday November 7th: Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking

Although the number of gluten-free commercial offerings is expanding daily, I am sorry to say they are quite often loaded with trashy worthless ingredients, and not terribly tasty, which makes gluten-free eating an unhealthy and uninspiring experience, defeating the whole purpose. You would be amazed how resourceful you can get with gluten-free baking right in […]

Pardes Tasting Menu: A Multi-Dish Multi-Level Feast

Chef Moshe Wendel of Pardes Restaurant looks, sounds and cooks like a force of nature. I was there last Sunday with my friends Larisa and Gene, and their precious daughter Chasya, and rather than order specific dishes, we willingly submitted to Chef Moshe’s magic and ordered a complete tasting menu, confident we were in expert […]

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday October 31st: Secrets of Whole Grain Bread Baking. Served with Salad and Soup

Too many of us simply don’t believe bread or challah can be as exciting if baked with whole grain flours, and often settle for mediocre bad-for-you white bread offerings. I have the modest hope of changing that in my circles of students and readers. As you all know, and as my new cookbook amply bears […]


Are we friends yet?

Today is a big day for me! I’ve reached 4,900 fans on Facebook  – I even got to watch the dial change from 4,899 to 4,900! Are you a fan of my page yet? If not, please hit the “like” button on our page – you’ll be pleased to see and participate in some great food […]

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday October 24th: Italian Feast

Italian flavors at their best! Each dish is a meal in its own right. Except for the dessert, all dishes are gluten-free I have a pretty fantastic egg-free take on the delicious but prohibitively egg yolk-rich classic zabaglione. I’ll be demonstrating: Chicken cacciatore Herb Italian bean soup Panzanella with mock shrimp Mille-feuille with zabaglione and […]