Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils. Drink - and Eat - to Your Health!
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Mahia (Eau de Vie) 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! They even gave me and my friend Chaim Szmidt a grand tour of their distillery in…
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…
A Biography of Julia Child, by Bob Spitz

Dearie: A Biography of Julia Child, by Bob Spitz. My Review

Just finished reading Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, written by author and biographer extraordinaire Bob Spitz. Let me start with my - very few - gripes, then we'll move on to the good stuff. I did say Ouf! when I was done,…
Me and my scrunchies: I made one for each kid and each counselor, and gave them out on end of camp party night - oodles of #DIY

A Big Happy Kid in Summer Camp!

Summer Camp: Having fun with the kids! Me and my scrunchies: This is the new word I learned. I made one for each kid and each counselor, and gave them out on end of camp party night. Don't I look like Mr T here? I was the biggest kid, and a…

Another Feast at Pardes

Another sampling dinner at Pardes Restaurant: I succumbed to the idea yet again, tightening my belt all of that day in prevision for what treats were in store for us. The only thing better than reading and drooling about this menu is actually…

Vegan A La Mode: Hannah Kaminsky's Latest Treat! My Book Review

Hannah Kaminsky, a baker after my own heart, has done it again with her new book, Vegan A La Mode. Mind you, I care nothing about her fabulous treats being vegan, since I am not afflicted with any of those restrictions, dietary, ideological…