Favorite Shabbos Recipes: My Latest Children-Friendly Feast

Enjoy the pictures of all the dishes  We all have no end of Shabbos recipes to show off, but when you have lots of kids coming for Shabbos, the question narrows down to, what Shabbos recipes are the most children-friendly? Of course, no need…

Artisan Gluten-Free Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg. Book Review

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. I was so excited when I received my advance…

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. The title alone is a great promise, a promise Kathy Hester keeps throughout…

Taste of Beirut. Joumana Accad. Book Review

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 native Lebanese dishes…

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…

My Latest Sheva Brachot Dinner Menu and Recipes

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 place in Montreal, as well as all subsequent Sheva Brachot,…

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

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 settlers, to emancipated immigrants who want authentic Eastern…

Maia: New and Best Greek Yogurt. My Product Review

In a memorable scene of the movie As Good As It Gets, bigoted, homophobic, irascible pet-fiend Jack Nicholson is actually seen crying about a neighbor's dog he had previously stuffed into a trash chute and who was pulled out miraculously, saying…

My Latest Summer Feast Menu and Recipes

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

California Gourmet Vegan Chocolate Chips Are Here!

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 Trader Joe’s , I positively clamored…

365 Vegan Smoothies Book Review

Kudos to Kathy Patalsky for her beautiful new book, 365 Vegan Smoothies.  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 that?…

I Remember Bubbie

It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya - Bubbie - 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…