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Bison and Bourbon Restaurant. Quality Frozen Foods

My professional fellow trailblazer and contemporary, Menachem Lubinsky of Lubicom. This past Monday night we went to the soft opening of Bison and Bourbon Restaurant, spectacular new Kosher digs in Gowanus Brooklyn. Hosted by Quality Frozen Foods,…
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My Young Friend Chaya's Wedding Shower Menu

Yesterday I gave a Wedding Shower Menu and Cooking Demo for my wonderful young friend Chaya Fried, daughter of our very own beloved Rabbi Yisroel Friend at Chabad of the West Side. Beautiful Chaya was  born and bred practically in my backyard.…
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Our Seudat Hodaa. Menu, Recipes and Product Plugs

Enjoy the pictures of our food and our guests at our Seudat Hodaa on Facebook. This week we hosted Seudat Hodaa for my husband's... not recovery exactly, but for our New Normal: Yom Yom. His health crisis is multiple myeloma, a rare and treacherous…
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Masbia Soup Kitchen: Our Fundraising Event at Lincoln Square Synagogue

  Last night was our exciting fundraising event for Masbia Soup Kitchen, at Lincoln Square Synagogue. The ballroom was filled to capacity. I just can't tell you how much fun it was, cooking along fellow chefs and cookbook authors…
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Nuts About Almonds! My Favorite Almond Recipes

Although I am always tinkering with almond recipes and almond flour, I owe the real impetus for writing a whole post about almonds and multiple almond-based recipes to Nuts.Com. I was inspired by Nuts.com's "April Showers Bring May Flours"…
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Misleading Food Labels. The Food Industry: Friend or Foe?

Photo via pickyeaterblog.com I get into occasional tiffs about my undisguised contempt of many food labels put out daily by the food industry.  The gist of the blame aimed at me by a few readers is, if I really cared, I would be really grateful…
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I Remember Bubbie

It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya - Bubbie - passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (sons’ mother). My sisters and I gave her name an affectionate old-fashioned Sephardi…
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe. Your Own Almond Paste in a Jiffy!

These fabulous fillo pastries are a staple in our Moroccan Pastry repertoire. There is no Moroccan Dessert display without fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo…
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Great Tips on Fillo Dough

Stick with me: I'll make a Fillo dough pro (you like the way it all rhymes?) out of you! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food…
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A Kid Craving Stuffed Morels: Yuppie City Here I Come!

This comment from Arel Mishory on my blog makes my day. Hardly a day goes by that I don't hear, with undiminished pleasure, how much people miss my eponymous Restaurant. Great to know we left a great legacy! Upscale Kosher Restaurateurs, Pardes…
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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…
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High Carb Cravings on Low Carb Diet

Low Carb Diet Suggestions, Menus and Recipes When my son Maimon was a teenage schoolboy, he told his father: "Tati, you know what I heard old age is? That's when your broad mind and narrow waist switch places". Not missing a beat, my husband…