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…

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.

Kasha Varnishkes & Joan Nathan

I just had to share this! Of course, the moment I saw the title of this article ” The Enduring Delights of Kasha Varnishkes”, I just had to say something. I am so happy tablet started this series with Joan Nathan. I love watching the short videos even if sometimes my version of the Jewish…

Out with the New, in with the Old

I have not written here about desserts for a while. This is unacceptable on my part, of course, I know. However, it seems that my life is becoming busier by the day. Isn’t it strange that sitting at home, seemingly doing nothing can take so much time? Well, my nothing turned into daily learning Torah…

To Pickle or Not to Pickle?

I used to think that pickling was very hard. I remember my mother making jars and jars of pickled cucumbers, cabbage, jams, or rather варенье, which is much closer to real fruit than we see here in the US. It was hard, indeed, I think as it involved hot-closing sterilized jars so that that could…

Hatzil haBait – Our House Eggplant – חציל הבּית

It is amazing that one works way more than usual reduced to part-time work. Is it only me, or the whole computerized world turned this way? In any case, I cannot complaint given that many people  completely lost their jobs and, unfortunately, countless others – their lives. I am one of the lucky ones, and…

Cranberries – What’s Not to Love?

Although I don’t eat turkey, during this time of the year I always make lots of cranberry-apple sauce. This can be done for Sukkot, for Thanksgiving, or just because – the sauce is so good that can be eaten with any meat as a condiment, or as a not-too-sweet dessert, if you are like me….

Light and Easy for a Hot Shabbat

What can you prepare for Shabbat if you absolutely do not want to leave a blech or a crock-pot on in your desire to not add any additional heat to already overheated apartment? Salmon, turns out to be that fish that can easily be eaten cold with pretty-much any sauce. So, I decided to make…