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Caprese Summer Rolls (Stuffed by Dan Whalen)

February 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Comfort food has its own special meaning to each and every one of us.  For you it might be apple pie, for me this recipe brings me great comfort, and for someone else it might be...

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Jamie Geller Joy of Kosher

Reviewing Joy of Kosher by Jamie Geller

November 25, 2013 | 1 Comments

I love a good book. I love a good recipe too. Not often do do you find both of them bound together. While I’ll tear through the pages of a Brad Thor thriller in a...

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Cook in Israel by Orly Ziv

October 31, 2013 | 7 Comments

There are lots of Israeli cookbooks on the market.  For some time, my favorite authors in this niche have included Janna Gur, Yotam Ottolenghi and Einat Admony but when I received my copy of Cook in Israel in the mail,...

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The list of forbidden foods for the week of Pesach (Passover) starts with wheat, barley, rye, spelt and oats.  For some, typically those of Eastern European decent,  rice, millet, corn and legumes like beans and lentils are...

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I can get lost for hours browsing the shelves of book stores but unless I am flying alone or reading a bedtime story to our son, it’a rare that I get the chance to read,...

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Book Review & Giveaway: CHIC Made Simple

December 4, 2012 | 15 Comments

Before I got married, I almost never read, or purchased, a cookbook.  I felt that cooking was an art, not a science, so written instruction would inhibit my creative expression. My wife, on the other...

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Real Food Fermented Kitchen - Pickled Cucumbers

Review and Giveaway: Real Food Fermentation

November 8, 2012 | 17 Comments

Not until I read Real Food Fermentation by Alex Lewin did I understand the scope of fermenting our own food.  With each and every page I read, I feel like Alex and I would become friends...

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As plant-based diets become more and more mainstream and people's lives become busier and busier I'm noticing more and more vegan slow cooker cookbooks.  In reviewing Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker by Robin Roberston, I underwent...

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In Search of the Perfect Cup of Coffee

September 19, 2012 | 5 Comments

It’s been a battle, but a battle well fought is a battle won.  I am not sure what made me decide it was time to rid myself om mt $15 Mr Coffee pot that I...

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My appreciation for cook books has grown over the last five years.  I’m yet to buy myself any of Julia Child‘s works, but my book-case is yawning with the weight of the artisan style cook...

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Guest Post: Chorosh Sabsi with Kateh

March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you ever tasted Persian cooking?  It really is one of a kind and nothing can compare.  When I first met today’s guest blogger in 2008, my new bride told me of all the wonderful...

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As echoed by my WeightWatchers leader, Anne in response to my tamale pie, the benchmark of a good vegetarian (or in this case, vegan) dish is whether or not you would serve it to meat-eating...

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