Rosh haShana Yearning for PEACE

This erev Rosh haShana as every year I find myself in the kitchen listening to Selichot at the Kotel making my babushka’s Lekach (honey cake) thinking about her life hoping to become one day as good a cook as she was.My grandmother’s life was not easy at all. She had to run from pogroms from…

A Bunch of Ottolenghi’s – Controversial Love

I have a few books in my collection where I am not in sync with the author at all. I guess it is an old question, and we’ve actually learned about this in the Talmud class this year – can you learn/teach Torah from a sage that has gone astray? Think about the arguably most…

Zahav & Israeli Soul

I have written about Michael Solomonov and his book Zahav a little bit. Now I want to highlight a few dishes that I made from it and include some words about his next one – Israeli Soul. Both books are written in collaboration with Steven Cook, and I was lucky to be on the presentations…

Sababa?

I am not sure if these bits of my writing about cookbooks help anyone else to choose what to get, what to use, what to read, but for me this project has proven to be enlightening. I have so many books that I, of course, have no time to read, and writing these notes allowed…

A Trusted Friend – Make Desserts Healthy!

Today, I want to bring you a trusted friend, a book that I have used numerous times to bake cakes that are healthy and delicious at the same time. I am not sure why I never heard anyone talking about this one, but for me this is really one of the most useful baking books….

More from Gil Marks z’l

Time is precious, but I decided to do my best and persevere in my writing about my favorite cookbooks at least through the summer. Would love to know which kosher cookbooks you are reading! This time I am bringing you another masterpiece from Gil Marks. – Olive Trees and Honey, a totally vegetarian book speaking,…

A New First – Cookbook Reviews

As usual, it’s been really a long time since I’ve written here. Life has been crazy. Crasily great that is! Thank Gd! For the first time in a very long time, I have been happy day after day! It is my sincere thanks that I address to HaShem, Gd Almighty for all the blessings He…

Miracle of Miracles

The older I become the more I think about the meaning of life. Not an original thought, I know. How do we treat life in the course of it? I know I am guilty of mistreating it. Long ago time meant forever, every day was long, many of those to be forgotten or remembered in…

Cilantro

It’s been sometime since I’ve shared articles here, but this one I simply could not pass by. Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs. I use it all the time, and can only pity those that cannot stand it. I know these people, one of the girls I knew a few years back could not…

דג חריף – Hot / Spicy Fish

Desperate cold calls for super hot “Moroccan” fish. So far, I am just going to put this beauty made by my husband, who is not Moroccan at all, here. Hopefully, I’ll get around posting the recipe too.

It’s so Cold Outside! Time for Soup!

I have never been a soup eater. However, the combination of my husband who always wants soup and super cold weather this winter drove me to the insanity of making soup quite often. While I will only eat soup that first time it’s hot from the pot, and usually won’t touch it the second time,…

Everything is for the Best – הכל לטובה

So all the stress, all the packing, all the store hopping for my next kitchen has been in vain. Not every time things work out as you think they should. Sometimes, the Universe (Gd?) thinks otherwise and then it pushes you to look at the situation from all kinds of perspectives. So, today my perspectives…