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,…
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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…
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Great Tips on Working with Fillo Dough

I'll make a Fillo dough pro out of you. Stick with me! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food lovers and beyond couldn't be without…
shavuot lunch

My Shavuot Lunch with Menu and Recipes

Shavuot Lunch can be tricky: It too often errs on the dairy side! Let me start by saying I have a huge selection of Shavuot dishes on my blog! It includes lots of my favorite dairy recipe compositions. This Yom Tov we are hosting just…
Pessach

Pessach 2014 in Brewster Mass Review

Pessach in Brewster with Bruce Backman: Best program away from home!  I almost spelled Brewster Bruce-Ter,  inspired by one of our children's quips. We Bruced him all day long, so the vamped-up spelling would be quite apt. For more pictures…
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Baked in the White House and Glazed with Antisemitism

Antisemitism near and around High Places: Shame on you! Photo Courtesy georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov My Note to Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier Sharing with you a note I sent to Retired 26-year Veteran (five Presidencies)…
Indian Flavors

Rinku Bhattacharya Indian Flavors. Book Review

Indian Flavors Magic! Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors Rinku Bhattacharya's much-anticipated beautiful new book, will be hitting the shelves in May. Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors. It lives…
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No Knead Bread Book. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg. Book Review

No Knead Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg:  http://amzn.to/1of8SgA I have a good problem with Zoe François: I don't mind her radiant smile and her luminous curls. I don't even mind that she is always photographed…
dinner menu

My Latest Weekday Dinner Menu with Recipes

Dinner Menu: This one is a winner! I was told the dinner we hosted at our home in honor of some guests in town from Israel this past Monday was totally ridiculous (love the new slang word!). Because it was a weekday, I looked to distance myself…
Mason and Mug

Mason and Mug Restaurant: Exciting New Kosher Digs.

 Mason and Mug Restaurant in Prospect Heights New York:  http://on.fb.me/1gtqIw8  Frankly I am feeling slightly impatient about the bewildering proliferation of oversized overpriced overrated over-everything Kosher steakhouses. I know this…
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Visit to Mexikosher LA Restaurant Review

Mexikosher: With Talented Chef Katsuji Tanabe Let me start by saying the food at Mexikosher is fresh, delicious and plentiful, the chef is talented, the price is right, and everyone working there is helpful and nice. The reason I am posting…
easy as vegan pie

Easy as Vegan Pie. Hannah Kaminsky. Book Review

Easy as Vegan Pie: Hannah Kaminsky did it again! Easy as Vegan Pie is Hannah Kaminsky's fifth book. Hannah is one hard working and multitalented woman, and we are lucky to get the fruits of her talents so regularly. She works hard to make…