Zoe Francois

Gluten-Free Bread. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg. Book Review

Zoe Francois keeps those hot loaves coming! Another gorgeous artisan bread book by Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg, hot off the press.  Their artisan No Knead bread gamut is constantly expanding, this time to include Gluten-Free no knead bread.…
Kathy Hester

OATrageous Oatmeals. Kathy Hester. Book Review

http://www.amazon.com/OATrageous-Oatmeals-Surprising-Plant-Based-Heart-Healthy/dp/1624140742 Bravo to Kathy Hester for her delightful new Cookbook OATrageous Oatmeals. Oats are one of my favorite foods. The title alone is a great promise,…
joumana Accad

Taste of Beirut. Joumana Accad. Book Review

Joumana Accad's Cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Beirut-Delicious-Lebanese-Contemporary/dp/0757317707 After regaling us these past several years with her blog, Taste of Beirut, Joumana Accad has recently published a cookbook of her favorite…
Rosh hashana

My Rosh Hashana Dishes. Menus and Recipes

This Rosh Hashana we hosted three meals: Wednesday Night Dinner; Thursday Lunch; Friday Night Dinner. I am including here not only all the Rosh Hashana dishes we served at each meal, but - good utilitarian that I am - what I did with the leftovers…
sheva brachot

Dairy Sheva Brachot Dinner Menu and Recipes

Sheva Brachot is one of my favorite events to host. We usually try to host our nephews and nieces' Sheva Brachot right after their wedding, before most of the out-of-town guests disband. But this last wedding, for my nephew Meir Abner, took…
hungarian kosher recipes

Food, Family and Tradition. Hungarian Kosher Recipes. My Book Review

Hungarian Kosher Recipes. Well done by Lynn Kirsche Shapiro Gee thanks  Sammy's Romanian, dubbed Heartburn City, for serving Treif  Shmaltz all these years, right in the Lower East Side, the original American scene of the religious Jewish…
summer feast

My Latest Summer Feast: Menu and Recipes

 Summer Feast for  30 Guests Every year I host a Summer Feast for a few wonderful lady friends at my home. Ladies who lunch: I highly recommend! Mine is a wonderful group of about thirty amazingly generous, creative and accomplished…
vegan chocolate chips

California Gourmet Vegan Chocolate Chips Are Here!

Vegan Chocolate Chips! Yay, Finally! Trader Joe recently caused an uproar both in the Kosher Community and the Dairy-Intolerant Community by switching their chocolate chips from Pareve to dairy. When I wrote about the Gastronomic Uproar at…
vegan smoothies

365 Vegan Smoothies Book Review

 365 Vegan Smoothies: Kudos to Kathy Patalsky for her beautiful new book! I suspect the 365 allusion is fully intentional, and expresses you would do well with a smoothie a day, a different smoothie every day of the year. How exciting is…
bubbie

I Remember Bubbie: Her First Yartzheit

Bubbie: It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya - passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (sons’ mother). My sisters and I gave her name an affectionate old-fashioned Sephardi…
moroccan feast

Moroccan Feast: Menu and All Recipes

Moroccan Feast: one of the things I am best known for! As you know I cook up a storm, along every imaginable (of course always healthy) guideline, playing on every imaginable theme. But making an All Moroccan Feast makes me especially happy,…
fillo pastries
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

These fabulous fillo pastries are a staple in our Moroccan Pastry repertoire. There is no Moroccan Dessert display without fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo…