Kosher by Design Cooking coach

Kosher by Design Cooking Coach: Susie Fishbein

Kosher by Design Cooking Coach 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…

Lidia’s Favorite Recipes. Lidia Bastianich. Book Review

Lidia Bastianich's latest book 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…
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Levana ECookbooks: Gone Digital!

Order Levana ECookbooks for just $4.99 a copy! Levana 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…
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Dearie: Julia Child, by Bob Spitz. My Review

Julia Child Revisited: 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…

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…
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Vegan A La Mode: Hannah Kaminsky. My Book Review

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

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:…
Trader Joe Chocolate Chips
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Trader Joe Chocolate Chips Going Dairy. A Gastronomic Uproar

Trader Joe chocolate chips are an age old institution. But this week they are at the center of a total uproar: They are going DAIRY! More exactly, they are going to be made in dairy equipment from now on. To name just one example, here's…
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What Price Protein? Beware those Protein Bars!

Protein Bars The whole story, with their Dark Side: Soy Protein Isolates It is really fascinating, when we are on the road, or too harried, or trying to loose a few unwanted pounds, that we can find a whole meal in the form of protein bars,…
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“Wrap and Boil” Bags: My Latest Kitchen Friend

Wrap and Boil Bags: A fan of my cooking demos recently bought me this very low-tech marvel: Wrap and Boil bags: I love' em: They are very elastic large expandable cheesecloth tubular pouches, sewn in at one end, so you put anything you like,…
Wolf and Lamb

A Date at Wolf and Lamb Restaurant

My first time at Wolf and Lamb: So much fun! I am guilty, in my typical reverse-chic way, when it comes to serious dining out, of hardly ever considering any of the midtown New York restaurants, preferring the more intriguing adventure of…
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More Good Chocolate, Mom, Please!

Good Chocolate or No Chocolate! Recently I mentioned to my daughter Bella I was going to Montreal soon for a demo, and she said with great urgency: "Mommy, whatever you do, make sure you go back to the store where we had those heavenly good…