My Youngest and Cutest Fan: My Muffins are Working:-)

Is she my cutest fan or what? How young - and how adorable - can a fan of my desserts be? All the way from the Holy Land. Take a look: accompanied by the loveliest note written by Mommy, which I am sharing below: What Nachas! Most important…
The Bengali Five Spice Chronicle

The Bengali Five Spice Chronicle: Rinku Bhattacharya. Book Review

Reading - yes, reading, that's how intriguing and exciting it is - Rinku Bhattacharya's cookbook is to me the next best thing to a stroll through, say, Machane Yehuda, the legendary open-air market at the heart of Jerusalem. It positively vibrates…

Potato Latkas and Fritters International. All Recipes

Potato Latkas time is short: Make the most of it! In this post you will find everything there is to know about potato latkas and fritters from the world over, plus tips on how to fry latkas and other fritters safely and effectively. Scroll…
Kosherfest 2012 Standout New Products

Kosherfest 2012 Standout New Products

Kosherfest in Secaucus was great fun this year. I and quite a few others marveled at how the staff at Kosherfest pulled off the whole show with their hands often tied behind their backs, so soon after Hurricane Sandy, which crippled many warehouses…
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Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils.

Mahia Nahmias et Fils: Drink - and eat - to your health! I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dorit and David Nahmias, distillers extraordinaire, of Mahia and Rye Whisky at Nahmias et Fils: their Mahia is fabulous! It doesn't hurt one bit…
Kosher by Design Cooking

Kosher by Design Cooking Coach: Susie Fishbein

The only thing that would be more delicious than admiring Susie Fishbein's latest cookbook 'Kosher by Design Cooking Coach' with its lavish display of gorgeous pictures would be to roll up your sleeves, open the book on any page, and go chopchop. This,…
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The Delicious World of Plums. Plum Sauce and Much More. Recipes

I get my fill of plums every summer while they are plentiful and linger until late October. Early November, and they are still there: Bring some plums home while they last! The variety of plums I love is the long, dark, sweet, plump and firm-tender,…
Hurricane Halloween

Hurricane Halloween

We always tell ourselves, as soon as we can set aside a couple days, we will put order in those photo albums, match - or dispose of - those missing socks, write our friends, make play dates. Like so many others, I have finally had just such…
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For my French Speaking Friends Only: Le Francais: Une Langue Animale

French is a dreamy but complicated language, and like every language, it borrows from the animal kingdom to describe actions, feelings and character traits: shrewd as a weasle, foxy lady, stubborn as a mule, gay as a pinson, sing like a canary,…

Lidia's Favorite Recipes. Lidia Bastianich. Book Review

I recently received Lidia Bastianich's latest Cookbook, Lidia's Favorite Recipes, which her publishers sent me for review. Lidia's cooking show has always been one of the very few cooking shows I actually enjoy watching, for many no-brainer…
Taking the Demo Show on the Road: the Portable Feast!

Taking the Demo Show on the Road: the Portable Feast!

Never Too Young (or Too Old) to Cook! Dear friends, For the past thirty years I have been fortunate to  host weekly cooking demos, at the 92nd Street Y, at Lincoln Square and in my very home. We've had some incredible times together: good…
Levana cookbooks in digital form: Levana's Table, Levana Cooks Dairy Free! and The Whole Foods Kosher Cookbook
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My Cookbooks Have Gone Digital! All my ECookBooks Available at Just $4.99 Each!

Order My ECookbooks for just $4.99 a copy! My ECookbooks are the perfect gift to yourself and your friends, at a nominal price. And all those of you who own my hard copy Cookbooks will greatly welcome my ECookbooks, identical to the hard…