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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tahini & Turmeric; Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Tahini & Turmeric; Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Middle Eastern cookbooks are popping up like weeds in my overgrown vegetable garden in August. So, what makes Tahini & Turmeric; 101 Middle Eastern Classics- Made Irresistibly Vegan, a standout? Start with the authors' unusual background story. They're sisters who call themselves "Jewish-Lebanese-now Amer...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kish Kash: Authentic Couscous in NYC

Kish Kash: Authentic Couscous in NYC

Here's a bit of warming winter advice if you're chillin' in NYC this season: Forget everything you know (and probably don't like) about boxed couscous. Now head over to the west village to warm up in Israeli superstar chef, Einat Admony's intimate restaurant called Kish Kash. You'll find a bright and casua...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Real Food Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

Real Food Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

Hannah Kaminsky is determined to get you cooking nutritious, seasonal, plant based meals from scratch that you'll be eating at your table in ten minutes. She's a vegan whiz kid with four other cookbooks to her credit, all of which are invaluable resources for kosher keepers seeking healthy, dairy-free solutio...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Kubeh: Dumplings with History & Roasted Eggplant

Kubeh: Dumplings with History & Roasted Eggplant

Once upon a time there was a nice Jewish girl from Long Island who fell in love with the Iraqi-Israeli cooking of one of her ex-boyfriend's Mom. Specifically, she fell hard for kubeh, a Middle Eastern dumpling with sprawling roots throughout Iraq, Syria and Kurdistan. When this labor intensive comfort food...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Modern Jewish Baker & Pizza Rugelach; Basics & Way Beyond

Modern Jewish Baker & Pizza Rugelach; Basics & Way Beyond

Modern Jewish Baker; Challah, Babka, Bagels & More by Shannon Sarna, is a cookbook that will serve as both guide to baking basics and boundary bender for those ready for  adventures and mash-ups. Just as autumn's chill a...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Pan-Middle Eastern Flavors Light Up Nur, NYC

Pan-Middle Eastern Flavors Light Up Nur, NYC

This is NOT an Israeli restaurant, according to the chef and co-owners of Nur. So don't expect to find falafel or pita, please.

This is Pan- Middle Eastern, meant to be a reflection of the melding of cultures and flavors throughout the Levant and landing with great excitement in NYC. You won't miss ...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

15 Juicy Cookbook Recommendations for Mother’s Day

15 Juicy Cookbook Recommendations for Mother’s Day

Some people actually prepare recipes from cookbooks. Others seek inspiration while wiping drool from their chins as they flip through glossy photos and inspirational text.

Whoever she is, our bet is that your favorite Mom or Other-Mom would love to receive one of our top 15 cookbook recommendations ...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake that’s Perfect for Pesach

Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake that’s Perfect for Pesach

When I think of planning for Passover I gravitate to desserts first. Although I always want to add new flavors to our holiday table, the last course is always my challenge. That's why I start this review with mention of the most delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free, Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake with Coffee Gla...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tsion Cafe; Where Ethiopia Meets Israel in Harlem

Tsion Cafe; Where Ethiopia Meets Israel in Harlem

When I read about Tsion Cafe, Beejhy Barhany’s cozy spot in Harlem, I wondered if the menu would link her journey from Ethiopia to NYC via Israel. Like so many immigrants’ stories, this chef’s personal history informs her cooking in plenty of delectable ways. While many dishes are distinctly Ethiopi...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Off the Beaten Track in Haifa and Just Beyond

Off the Beaten Track in Haifa and Just Beyond

M and I have calculated that we've traveled to Israel about 40 times together to visit his family in Haifa. So you can imagine the challenge of finding new adventures while we're based in their hometown. Luckily, we're all history buffs and foodies so there is always something new to discover. In such a sm...