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In Search of Chef Moshe Segev’s Bread’s Recipe

During our recent trip to Israel, my husband and I were delighted with the quality and caliber of the food, that is, just as long as we stayed clear of all forgettable poultry and meat items. Which suited us just fine: All salads, fish dishes, desserts (even store-bought!), ice cream, were delightful. But the great […]

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Cooking Demo in NYC: Roast Chicken from Around the World

Even with all the cooking wizardy everyone seems to endow me with (thank you all very much!) one of my most enduring classics is roast chicken. You will be simply amazed how many gorgeous hats roast chicken can wear! Don’t worry, you won’t be chickened out: This is real dinner, served with rice, salad and […]

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Shirataki: The Miracle Noodle that lives up to its name

Shirataki Noodles with Sesame Sauce Shirataki is the latest low carb pasta marvel, better known as Miracle Noodles. Every time I come across any food or drink item that boasts zero calories, I remember my mother’s admonition, delivered in French with a scornful snort, heard all my life, from childhood until now: “Zero fois zero […]

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Cooking Demo in NYC: Pasta Party the Gluten-Free Way!

Cooking Demo from January 24th, 2014: I too used to watch longingly everyone enjoy their pasta, while I watched helplessly, or worse, decided to bite the bullet, have the wheat pasta dishes and pay with a few days of discomfort. No longer, no sir! Here’s a menu that will make my point in full, as […]

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Fear of Flying: Ruminations of a Former World Traveler

Fear of Flying, I have often observed, lingers long after some of us have made their peace with flying. On the eve of our departure to Israel, I am reminded of an email my friend Eve sent a few friends after her flight from Miami to Australia, which I would like to share with you, […]