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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...

December 4, 2016

I first heard of Miri Rotkovitz’s “Bubbe And Me in the Kitchen” via Facebook, where I’m a member of several Jewish and kosher groups. I adore classic Jewish comfort food; although I didn’t grow up in a Jewish household, my Polish great-grandmother was a cook for wealthy Jewish families in Po...

September 9, 2016

As a child, one of my favorite pastimes was voraciously rereading my mother and grandmother’s collection of handwritten recipe cards, recipe clippings, and cookbooks, including Deanna House’s ”House Specialties" and comb-bound community fundraisers from churches, local high schools, and wome...

August 6, 2016

“My Fat Dad” is a touching memoir by Dawn Lerman, nutritionist and columnist, as she explores her family’s tumultuous relationship with food, love, and self-acceptance through the lens of her ad exec father’s lifelong struggles with obesity.

One part memoir, one part cookbook (including Jewis...

April 10, 2015

Virginia Willis, French-trained chef at Anne Willan’s La Varenne, is the author of several outstanding cookbooks that merge Southern cooking with French sensibilities (the excellent “Bon Appetit, Y’all” and the follow-up “Basic to Brilliant, Y’all”). In her latest, “Lighten Up, Y’all,” Willi...

September 1, 2014

It is no secret that food plays an enormous part in Jewish identity and celebration. Gefiltefest is a British Jewish food charity whose mission is to bring people together to explore the relationship between Judaism and food, educating and enthusing them about all aspects of Jewish food incl...

September 13, 2013

Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel's "Nosh on This" (an update of last year's self-published "Gluten Free Canteen's Book of Nosh: Baking for Jewish Holidays & More") is a veritable treasure trove of delicious Jewish-American baked goods like mandelbrot, hamantashen, rugelach, babka, and macaro...

June 20, 2009

Based on Jan Karon’s Mitford series, the Mitford Cookbook is a rich collection of recipes featured in her Mitford novels. For those not familiar with the Mitford series, the stories revolve around Father Tim’s parish in Mitford, North Carolina, and the townsfolk that he comes to know and lov...

June 19, 2009

I first saw the Vera Bradley: Cooking with Friends cookbook on vacation in Michigan last year, and recently snapped up a copy at our local Vera Bradley store. I enjoyed it so much that I purchased additional copies as gifts. A collection of recipes from company founders, employees, and famil...

June 19, 2009

The Farm Chicks are best friends Teri Edwards and Serena Thompson, who besides being busy stay-at-home moms also stage an annual antique show. Their self-described style is "farm girl meets Fifth Avenue," a blend of retro country-inspired chic and simple yet delicious cooking. Their story ha...

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