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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Maimonides of Brooklyn (M.O.B) & Thin Crust Pizza

Maimonides of Brooklyn (M.O.B) & Thin Crust Pizza

by Java Nooryani, Brooklyn dweller, vegan explorer. I try not to judge restaurants by their websites but it’s exciting when a place lives up to its own online design and hype. This was the case with M.O.B or Maimonides Of Brooklyn, a vegan restaurant in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood. On M.O.B’s...



Thursday, August 23, 2012

Navaratna, Indian Flavors to Match Memories

Navaratna, Indian Flavors to Match Memories

contributed by Ronnie Fein Until recently I hadn’t eaten Indian food for several years, all because my husband Ed and I actually travelled in India and the food was so good I didn’t want to ruin the memory. The food over there was an extraordinary revelation of just how elegant, refined and profoundly ...



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pure Food and Wine Presents Fresh Flavors & Pasta-less Lasagna

Pure Food and Wine Presents Fresh Flavors & Pasta-less Lasagna

Just because I have great outdoor space for dining in CT. doesn’t mean that I don’t hanker for peaceful courtyards tucked away in the middle of NYC. I found just that when I arrived for a late lunch at Pure Food and Wine, just off Union Square, last week. 12020...



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chicken Soup with Colorful Matzah Balls

Chicken Soup with Colorful Matzah Balls

As Passover week approaches, I turned to kosher cookbook author, Susie Fishbein, for an idea on how to make my chicken soup and matzah balls festive and unique. 12028...



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride & Almond Brittle to Sweeten your Pesach

Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride & Almond Brittle to Sweeten your Pesach

Reyna Simnegar, author of Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride, will demo dishes unique to Persian cuisine at an evening of tasting and culture presented by Chabad of Westport, CT. on Thursday, March 29 at 7 PM. A total of seven dishes will be sampled and discussed as Simnegar shares her riveting story ...



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cooking Heart Healthy Foods & Salmon Burgers

Cooking Heart Healthy Foods & Salmon Burgers

Invite me to a cooking class?  I am in!  I love them all: demos, hands on, famous chefs, home-style cooks … I am eager to be inspired by some unfamiliar flavor or technique. But with the steep cost of these classes,  I need to choose carefully. For me that means honing in on classes that focus on usi...



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

“Sweet Genius” Contestant, Paula Shoyer, Baking in Westport, CT.

“Sweet Genius” Contestant, Paula Shoyer, Baking in Westport, CT.

Did you miss Paula Shoyer, author of THE KOSHER BAKER, on the Food Network’s new baking competition “Sweet Genius”?  If so, you can catch her in Westport on Wednesday, January 25 when she will be offering a baking demonstration and scrumptious tasting at Chabad of Westport. 12056...



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cooking Glorious Tajines with Levana

Cooking Glorious Tajines with Levana

Levana is almost always referred to by her first name. Like another favorite, extroverted star, her name rhymes with Madonna. No connection. Levana is a legend in the kosher food world. She co-owned Levana Restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for 32 years where she introduced upscale, innovative ...



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Recipe Tasting & Winning Cake

Pumpkin Recipe Tasting & Winning Cake

“Fall in love with Ridgefield” was the theme for numerous food events over the weekend but I was most interested in all things pumpkin.  The call went out to professional and amateurs asking for recipes both sweet and savory and the contest was on. I was honored to judge with Michele Stuart of Michele’...



Monday, October 10, 2011

Sukkot and the Seasonal Shift

It happens like clockwork.  Here in Connecticut, Rosh Hashanah is generally warm and sunny and by Yom Kippur the nights are downright chilly. Sukkot comes just five days after and the foliage is suddenly tinged with vibrant oranges and happy yellows of Autumn.  The festival of Sukkot requires us to shift...