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!

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 very happy summer camper! Before summer…

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…

Wonderful Meatless Dinners. The Nine Days: Four Complete Menus and Recipes

Meatless dinners are a wonderful chance to showcase all those dishes we all too often think of as supporting actors, a sort of prop to meat-and-potato meals, and which rightly act as stars in their own right. Meatless dinners vindicate and…
Apple Crumb Pie

The Healthy July 4th Feast. All Gluten-Free Friendly

Growing up abroad (Morocco) I remember glorious outdoors feast, centering around a barbecue. The great difference with the American BBQ counterpart though, is that we serve smaller portions of meat and much larger portions of salads and veggies.…
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Salade Niçoise Recipe. Honoring Julia Child

In Honor of Julia Child JC100 Anniversary: Salade Niçoise Recipe Salade Niçoise is one of my all-time favorite salads, especially when made with fresh tuna. Frozen Fresh tuna Steaks will work beautifully too, at a fraction of the price and…

The Art of the Hand Written Letter Revived

I just received a Hand Written Letter! It gave me quite a thrill. Forgive me for doing a double take when I checked my mail today. I thought the art form had been extinct since the advent of electronic mail, better known as e-mail. My dear friend…

Thank You Dear Coco Chocolates! My Review

Dear Coco Chocolates are the latest homemade chocolate sensation. And I mean it literally: Dear Coco Chocolates come in the most unexpected flavors, and the best part is, it works beautifully. These tiny gems remind me of the French proverb:…