Nathan’s new cookbook is a culinary journey across time and place. As the adventure unfolds, Nathan has a knack for making me feel like I am right by her side. She has spent a lifetime gathering recipes from Jewish home cooks and chefs across the globe. From these experiences, Nathan has amazing stories to tell, and she is a master storyteller. The beauty of the book is that each recipe comes with a backstory about how she obtained the recipe or about the historical roots of the dish….(Click to the blog to get ideas for fun with haroset at Passover and to get Nathan’s Persian haroset recipe.)
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I took mini chocolate croissants out of the oven, let them cool briefly, and then dashed out the door with them to go pick up my kids at school. The smell of warm bittersweet chocolate was killing me as the aroma concentrated inside my car. I imagined how excited my kids would be when they were greeted by this bakery scent. Then I patted myself on the back and said to myself, “You rock.” I couldn’t think of anything more awesome than greeting them with pastries just out of oven.
Today my mac and cheese recipe is published in the e-cookbook Mo’ Macaroni and Cheese: 30 Mouthwatering Recipes for America’s Favorite Comfort Food.
Have you ever wanted to be on Food Network television? I have. I’d love to cook in the Hamptons with Ina or barbecue with Bobby Flay. This week I got my chance, well, sort of. I played a home version of the television show “Chopped” with my friends in my Cooking Club. “Chopped” is the show where contestants receive a basket of mystery ingredients and have to cook a dish using all those ingredients within a time limit. We based our game on the show but came up with our own home version.
Here’s how it worked: First we gathered at my neighbor Cari’s house, and she and I were team captains. She bought my team a bag of mystery ingredients, and I selected the ingredients for her team. Each bag had 3 ingredients plus boneless skinless chicken breasts.
The farmer’s market is a feast for the senses: the colorful produce, the plentiful samples, and the bustling crowd. With so many vendors and such a bounty of produce, it’s hard to know what to pick.
Hi! I'm Dana, and I'm passionate about food and travel. I'm a foodie first, so every healthy recipe I create has to be delicious. You can find me tinkering in the kitchen or obsessively researching vacations. I have curated all the best things to eat and do at my favorite destinations. Hope you'll join my journey. [Read More]
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