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November 16, 2019

I was blessed to grow up in Southwest Michigan and spent a week each summer or fall in beautiful Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Michigan, which my family fondly referred to as “Up North.” 

The stark contrast of silvery white birch trees, old growth forests, charming cottages, lighthouses and az...

May 4, 2019

Kim Kushner is an author, culinary instructor and mother of four.

Her cooking style reflects her busy, multitasking life and her cookbooks were some of the first to showcase beautiful, modern kosher cooking that is light, healthy, and international.

I own dozens of kosher cookbooks (and hundre...

March 1, 2019

In the past, Claudia Lucero's "One-Hour Cheese" was a much-used part of my kitchen; I'd used it to craft homemade goat cheese, ricotta, chevre, brie and others with Claudia's simple, step-by-step photo guidance.

After switching to a plant-based lifestyle, I was eager to see how everyday pantr...

February 8, 2019

Lovechock is a raw cacao vegan chocolate founded by Laura Joy de Nooijer in Amsterdam in 2008 out of passion for raw cacao and passion for raw food.

That same passion infuses Lovechock’s delicious line of organic raw chocolates, from 94% extra pure (perfect for use as a base in baking or...

January 30, 2019

In 2011, my family and I spent three glorious weeks exploring the coastline, landscapes and cuisine of Northern Italy in the Piedmont, Liguria (including the fabled Cinque Terre), the honeyed sunsets of Tuscany, and magical Venice. From tasting Chianti in its hometown to slow food in Siena a...

January 25, 2019

I’ve been blessed to teach hundreds of students from the Middle East, who generously shared their culture, cuisine and stories over tiny porcelain cups of cardamom-scented Arabic coffee, dates from royal orchards, and rosewater-soaked pastries, and “Baladi” captures the essence of Palestine...

January 23, 2019


​​For the last 13 years, I have been blessed to teach students from over 100 countries, including many Georgian students… I quickly fell in love with their sense of...

January 19, 2019

As the grandchild of immigrants as well as a second-generation American, “The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes that Make America Great” speaks to me on a very personal level. My grandmother and great-grandparents immigrated from southeast Poland in the early 20th century and my grandmother would...

January 12, 2019

Food blogger and home cook Maryam Sinaiee takes readers through a full year in the Persian kitchen, including the festivals, traditions and rituals that make up day-to-day life across Iran.

Born in Tehran, Maryam learned to cook from her mother, grandmothers, and aunts. The kitchens of her...

January 8, 2019

I'm so happy to share my friend Rinku Battacharya's new book "Instant Indian"; it features 100 authentic recipes from around India, including dals, idli, curries, chaat, biryani, pulao, and more! There are also recipes for paneer, no-knead naan, yogurt, and spice blends.

I previously reviewed...

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