Baked in the White House and Glazed with Antisemitism

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 (five Presidencies) White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, guest speaker at yesterday's…
Rinku Bhattacharya: Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors

Rinku Bhattacharya: Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors

Rinku Bhattacharya: Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors: http://amzn.to/1h8jVmP Rinku Bhattacharya's much-anticipated beautiful new book, will be hitting the shelves in May. Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian…

No Knead Bread Book. The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg. Book Review

The New Artisan 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…
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My Latest Weekday Dinner Menu with Recipes

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 from "Shabbos food", plus we needed…
Mason and Mugs NYC

Exciting New Kosher Digs. Mason and Mug Restaurant

Exciting New Kosher Digs. Mason and Mugs Restaurant in Prospect Heights New York:  http://on.fb.me/1gtqIw8 Mason and Mug is where I go for a perfect Umami pick-me-up. Frankly I am feeling slightly impatient about the bewildering proliferation…

Our Visit to Mexikosher LA Restaurant Review

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 this is to…

Easy as Vegan Pie. Hannah Kaminsky. Book Review

http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Vegan-Pie-One-Kind/dp/1626361029 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…
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Low Carb Diet: Thoughts, Menus and Recipes

Low Carb Diet, even with High-Carb Cravings Low Carb Diet = austerity and the end of the high-carb good times. Right? Wrong! please read on: you may remain on your newfound High Fat Low Carb diet, and never look back! When my son Maimon…
The Holiday Kosher Baker, by Paula Shoyer. Cookbook Review

The Holiday Kosher Baker, by Paula Shoyer. Cookbook Review

The Holiday Kosher Baker, by Paula Shoyer. Cookbook Review  http://amzn.to/1gttRw5 My copy of Paula's gorgeous new cookbook arrived a couple days ago. All I can say is, thank Goodness that admiring pictures of her fabulous desserts and reading…
My Latest Party Menu Ideas

My Latest Party Menu Ideas

My Latest Party Menu Ideas: This past Shabbos Lunch, the day after Simchat Torah. No meat in sight, all vegetarian and fish dishes. When I described the menu to our guests before they dug in, I could plainly see they were delighted to get a…
Our Chol Hamoed Sukkot Bash. Complete Menu and Recipes

Our Chol Hamoed Sukkot Bash. Complete Menu and Recipes

 Some of the kids grew a little! Here's Mordy, left, carrying a huge pot of soup with Yissur Our Chol Hamoed Sukkot family bash is an old tradition. We host it at  the capacious Sukkah of  Chabad West Side, occupying a good chunk of it,…
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Un-MET Special Diet Needs: Day at the Museum

Special Diet Needs: Yikes! The following story concerns (not) accommodating all people with special diet needs, and as importantly, is about customer service. The following thread, with the added compelling New Yorker Magazine  cartoon above,…