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 books that have caught my attention and been added to my collection. Amongst my favorites are Tartine Bread, Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys, Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews, and my latest addition, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen by the culinary genius, Lévana Kirschenbaum.
Lévana is a restaurateur, master chef and well published cook book author, and in her latest work, described as her Magnum Opus, she elevates food to highlight the purity of the ingredients without sacrificing on taste. Lévana’s philosophy of cooking, the cure is in the pot aligns with my feelings of natural and healthy eating. We live in a generation of convenience driven decisions and the art of dinner is being lost in too many homes. This cook book will impress the skilled cook and hold the hand of the less experienced home-cook to create a dinner from ingredients you’ll be happy for your family to eat.
In browsing the pages of this cook book, Lévana’s Japanese Pickles (found on page 26 of her new book) are going to become a staple in my kitchen. I have been wondering how to make kimchi without fermenting my veggies for days! Another great dish is the Chestnut Mushroom Soup (page 65) which is heartwarming, seductive and gluten-free, and I know the Artichoke and Lima Bean Tagine (page 214) and Millet Fritters (page 250) will be making an appearance at my table.
This book will push the envelope of healthy eating without pushing your budget or skill set. The flavor profiles and dishes come alive on the pages of the book, creating the smells and sounds of wholesome dinner parties. As your browse the pages of soups, salads, fish, meat, poultry, veggies, grains, breakfasts, brunches and dinners, you’ll find yourself planning menus for weeks at a time to taste it all!
You can get your hands on a copy of The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen at Amazon and I have one copy of this delightful cookbook to give away. To win use the raffelcopter widget below. Fans of This American Bite on Facebook get a free entry and you can increase your chances to win by sharing this blog post with your Facebook friends. Be sure to complete the steps listed in the widget to verify your entry, and leave a comment below and let me know why you want to win!
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