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OATrageous Oatmeals. Kathy Hester. Book Review

http://www.amazon.com/OATrageous-Oatmeals-Surprising-Plant-Based-Heart-Healthy/dp/1624140742 Bravo to Kathy Hester for her delightful new Cookbook OATrageous Oatmeals. The title alone is a great promise, a promise Kathy Hester keeps throughout the book. Beside the obvious OATrageous pun, I do love the tweaking of oatmeal, that little “s” at the end propels oatmeal from a humble generic cereal staple to the […]

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Taste of Beirut. Joumana Accad. Book Review

http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Beirut-Delicious-Lebanese-Contemporary/dp/0757317707 After regaling us these past several years with her blog, Taste of Beirut, Joumana Accad has recently published a cookbook of her favorite native Lebanese dishes in a book also named Taste of Beirut. Getting past her relatively small repertoire and several somewhat repetitive pictures and compositions, I applaud Joumana Accad’s philosophy of food and the resulting […]

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My Rosh Hashana Dishes. Menus and Recipes

This Rosh Hashana we hosted three meals: Wednesday Night Dinner; Thursday Lunch; Friday Night Dinner. I am including here not only all the Rosh Hashana dishes we served at each meal, but – good utilitarian that I am – what I did with the leftovers before they become leftovers. I think you will find this guide […]

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My Latest Sheva Brachot Dinner Menu and Recipes

We usually try to host our nephews and nieces’ Sheva Brachot right after their wedding, before most of the out-of-town guests disband. But this last wedding, for my nephew Meir Abner, took place in Montreal, as well as all subsequent Sheva Brachot, except ours,  which took place last night, and was the last one in […]

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Food, Family and Tradition. Hungarian Kosher Recipes. Lynn Kirsche Shapiro. My Book Review

Gee thanks  Sammy’s Romanian, dubbed Heartburn City, for serving Treif  Shmaltz all these years, right in the Lower East Side, the original American scene of the religious Jewish settlers, to emancipated immigrants who want authentic Eastern European food (Romanian, Hungarian, Polish: all quite closely related) with no kosher strings attached. I can only contemplate it from the street: Old […]