Pessach

Pessach 2014 in Brewster Mass Review

Pessach in Brewster with Bruce Backman: Best program away from home!  I almost spelled Brewster Bruce-Ter,  inspired by one of our children's quips. We Bruced him all day long, so the vamped-up spelling would be quite apt. For more pictures…
Indian Flavors

Rinku Bhattacharya Indian Flavors. Book Review

Indian Flavors Magic! Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors Rinku Bhattacharya's much-anticipated beautiful new book, will be hitting the shelves in May. Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors. It lives…
no knead bread

No Knead Bread Book. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg. Book Review

No Knead Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg:  http://amzn.to/1of8SgA I have a good problem with Zoe François: I don't mind her radiant smile and her luminous curls. I don't even mind that she is always photographed…
Mason and Mug

Mason and Mug Restaurant: Exciting New Kosher Digs.

 Mason and Mug Restaurant in Prospect Heights New York:  http://on.fb.me/1gtqIw8  Frankly I am feeling slightly impatient about the bewildering proliferation of oversized overpriced overrated over-everything Kosher steakhouses. I know this…
mexikosher

Visit to Mexikosher LA Restaurant Review

Mexikosher: With Talented Chef Katsuji Tanabe Let me start by saying the food at Mexikosher is fresh, delicious and plentiful, the chef is talented, the price is right, and everyone working there is helpful and nice. The reason I am posting…
easy as vegan pie

Easy as Vegan Pie. Hannah Kaminsky. Book Review

Easy as Vegan Pie: Hannah Kaminsky did it again! Easy as Vegan Pie is Hannah Kaminsky's fifth book. Hannah is one hard working and multitalented woman, and we are lucky to get the fruits of her talents so regularly. She works hard to make…
holiday kosher baker

The Holiday Kosher Baker, by Paula Shoyer. Cookbook Review

The Holiday Kosher Baker, by Paula Shoyer. Cookbook Review My copy of Paula's gorgeous new cookbook arrived a couple days ago. All I can say is, thank Goodness that admiring pictures of her fabulous desserts and reading about them is somehow…
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Un-MET Special Diet Needs: Day at the Museum

Special Diet Needs: Yikes! The following story concerns (not) accommodating all people with special diet needs, and as importantly, is about customer service. The following thread, with the added compelling New Yorker Magazine  cartoon above,…

Restaurant Review: Grill 212 - No Frills, No Tricks, All Flavor.

Grill 212  - view more picture! http://on.fb.me/1t3qlc2 Grill 212 just gave me a chance to enjoy the BEST Yemenite Soup! The first time I stumbled upon this tiny spot on Manhattan's Upper West Side was the day of its first birthday celebration;…
Our Latest Feast at Nobo Teaneck - restaurant review

Our Latest Feast at Nobo Teaneck

Our Latest Feast at Nobo Teaneck (pictures of the dishes), http://on.fb.me/1t3qXOS Although I admit everything tastes better in the company of dear friends, especially on a glorious day where you can dine alfresco, I must tell you dining at…
New Menu at Pardes Restaurant: Graze Till You Drop!

New Menu at Pardes Restaurant: Graze Till You Drop!

New Menu at Pardes Restaurant: Graze Till You Drop! http://on.fb.me/1t3x2Ls I congratulate myself for my choice of a restaurant when it came to celebrating my daughter Bella's birthday en tete-a-tete a couple days ago: Pardes. What a feast!…
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Isabella Freedman Retreat. A Wonderful World in NYC's Backyard

Enjoy the pictures https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.566167356768468.1073741832.213383695380171&type=1 Several friends had been telling me about the Isabella Freedman Retreat, at the border of Connecticut and the Berkshires (hence…