Candle 79 Lights the Way


photo: Mimi Giboin

I’ll admit to feeling a quick flutter of excitement when friends suggest eating together and the expectation is that I chose the “perfect” spot.

I rapidly flip through my mental rolodex, wondering if they want the meal to comfort them or blow them away with offbeat creations? Do they want a hip, cacophonous environment or a conversation friendly dining room?

When I ask these questions, I often get the hand-wave and hopeful “YOU chose”. Continue reading

Trust this Cooking Coach

When news of Susie Fishbein’s eighth cookbook in her Kosher By Design series arrived on my laptop, I wondered what could be new from one of my go-to favorite cookbook authors?

Yes, I am a big fan of this Jersey girl, but I needed to be convinced that her latest would provide me with more than just another collections of great recipes. With four of Fishbein’s previous volumes in my collection of the many cookbooks I was sure I couldn’t live without,  I was looking for something truly unique in Kosher By Design Cooking Coach.

Mission Accomplished and here’s why: Continue reading