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June 1, 2017

​​Naomi Nachman grew up in Australia watching her mother and grandmother prepare weekly feasts for her family. She started her own kosher personal chef business The Aussie Gourmet to provide kosher meals for families within Long Island's Five Towns. In 2007, she created a Culinary Arts progr...

January 19, 2017

As a longtime fan of Anne Taintor and the Brass Sisters, I love anything that combines my love for retro / vintage style with nostalgic and heirloom recipes. Carine Goren, self-taught baker and popular Israeli TV host / cookbook author, combines both of these with aplomb. In “Traditional Jew...

October 25, 2013

My grandmother's family immigrated from Poland in 1913, and though my grandmother was raised in the United States, she preserved certain Polish traditions at home. I grew up with homemade Polish dishes such as pierogi, golabki, barszcz bialy, and a variety of yeast breads and pastries with f...

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 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...

October 20, 2007

Rebecca Rather is the owner of Fredericksburg, TX iconic bakery Rather Sweet, which regularly appears among the country’s top bakeries. Her first cookbook The Pastry Queen included many of her signature recipes from her Rather Sweet bakery and Rebecca’s Table restaurant, including breakfast...

June 15, 2007

Maggie Glezer's labor of love "A Blessing of Bread: The Many Rich Traditions of Jewish Bread Baking Around The World" is truly that: a blessing. Not just a survey of Ashkenazi, Sephardic, North African, and Near Eastern breadmaking traditions, she also sprinkles in family stories, folktales,...

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