Why I LOVE my Readers & Give-Away Contest Winner

Why I LOVE my Readers & Give-Away Contest Winner

Dear friends,

Your comments on last week’s cookbook give-away moved my soul. They revealed personal histories, curiosity, devotion to family members both living and gone. Connecting with you, my readers, is what keeps me going in this delicious but crazy world of food blogging.

Spontaneous arrangements at Hazon Food Conference-Photo: Liz Rueven

Ilana, from NYC, is the lucky winner. She connected to us via Instagram @kosherlikeme. When I asked her why she was interested in The German -Jewish Cookbook she told me that as a young married, she is proud to keep a kosher home and loves to explore a wide range of cultures through her cooking adventures.

I LOVE that!

With 70 comments across the blog, facebook and instagram, I was thrilled to read each and every comment. Sure, there are many food bloggers that garner more comments than I do. But each of yours felt like golden and tender morsels to me.

For that, I thank you.

When I run a cookbook give-away contest, I cannot respond to the comments you leave as it disrupts my count when I use a random number generator to chose a winner.  Please know that I read every one of them, as did the c0-authors of The German-Jewish Cookbook.

Your stories were generous, personal and some cases, memorable.

Have you connected with us across all platforms? We share lots of adventures on facebook and instagram @kosherlikeme. Being connected there also gives you extra opportunities for give-aways like these.

kosher like me farmers market
Photo: Liz Rueven

We’re gearing up for lots of springtime fun that we know you’ll be excited to know about. Watch for  tips on using seasonal and local ingredients, give-aways, adventures at local farmers’ markets and events that we think you should know about. 

WTNH kosher like me
WTNH cooking segment, New Haven

We’re also working on some great cooking classes and some more TV spots. WHEW!

Disappointed to not win a copy of The German-Jewish Cookbook? Click here to order yours.

Please keep the comments and feedback coming. It really does keep me inspired.



Afternoon snack at Crammim, Israel; Photo: Liz Rueven


  1. what are those delicious looking cubes in the last photo? So glad for Ilana, the winner. Its amazing how after a lull, the phenomenal Washington Heights, the NYC neighborhood in which I grew up, is now full of young Jewish singles and marrieds bringing new life to it!

    • I agree! It is heartening to watch the resurgence of a neighborhood like this one.And about those cubes- they are jellied wine cubes that are served as a snack every afternoon at Crammim Hotel in Israel.They offer both white and red jellied cubes, sourcing from wineries in that area. I took a bite but found them waaay too sugary. But they are indeed, gorgeous, so if you’re curious, head over to my friend Amy Kritzer’s blog for a recipe here

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