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New York Beggar, Three Ways

Growing up in Morocco, each family had their own “beggar” they looked after. Our beggar, a courteous middle-aged man dressed poorly but with elaborate dignity, would sit silently on our steps every Thursday night, waiting for my mother to  resurface from her kitchen and come out to him. And every Thursday night we watched the […]

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My Favorite Pizza: Basil Pizza and Wine Bar!

Every time I go to Basil, I -not so- discreetly eye what everyone seated next to me  – and even a little further: Foodies, what do you expect?- is having. Yesterday it was those luscious poached eggs on toast with saute spinach and home fries, which two young men were eating with great relish, dunking […]

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Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday March 28th: Moroccan Street Foods

Moroccan Street Foods: This is as plebeian as our glorious Moroccan food gets, and even then it’s a complete feast, as always! Gluten-free to boot! I’m serving dinner with mint tea, and a delicious off-the-cuff added surprise dessert! I’ll be demonstrating: Chick pea soup Shakshuka on white beans Schwarma Carrot Swiss chard salad Toasted vermicelli […]

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Hammantashen Recipe with Gluten-Free Option

Hammantashen Recipe The signature triangle-shaped fun Purim cookie, with three points pinched around a jam filling. There’s no Purim without them! Delicious Gluten-free too! Ingredients: Dough: 4 cups flour: all-purpose, whole wheat pastry, or spelt (gluten-free: any GF flour) 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ salt 4 eggs ¾ cup sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 […]

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Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday March 14th: Vegetarian Indian

Cooking Demo in NYC Vegetarian Indian: Indian food is naturally wonderful, flavorful and healthy without any need for getting too rich, and nothing ever comes close to homemade! I’ll be demonstrating: Corn hot and sour soup Aloo gobi Vegetable pancakes in ghee Jasmine rice Apricot chutney Yogurt raita Mango lassi Carrot nut pudding Click here to […]