For the love of cookbooks!


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...

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 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...

October 6, 2018

My journey into exploring / spreading shojin ryori included this fantastic hands-on cooking class in the heart of Asakusa / Kappabashi yesterday with Chagohan Tokyo's Shojin Ryori Buddhist Cuisine class. Several years ago, I purchased the excellent shojin ryori cookbook お寺ご飯 (also translated...

July 26, 2017

I recently received Nadia's newest cookbook in the mail and had to try this vegetarian katsu curry ASAP!

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...

May 20, 2017

"The Iraqi Table" beautifully captures the essence of Iraq's diverse cuisine, from street food to celebrations, in over 100 approachable recipes.

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