By Aviva Kanoff
The photographs in The No Potato Passover: A Journey of Food, Travel and Color are reason enough to buy the book. Aviva Kanoff, an artist and a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, takes the reader on a visual adventure, a culinary journey of the world. And then there are the recipes themselves a collection of creative, innovative dishes, appropriate for Passover and year round all created to supplement, if not avoid, the overuse of potatoes during this season.
Through pages and pages of gorgeous photographs, the author presents a vibrant, colorful world tour of scenes from England, France, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Jamaica, New York, Czech Republic, Israel, Budapest, and more, along with a collection of internationally inspired, gluten free, low carb, healthful no potato recipes. Kanoff, who has experience as a personal chef, is particularly inventive with her presentation of numerous side dishes and salads using vegetables such as spaghetti squash, eggplant, cauliflower and that ancient but contemporary, nutritious food. quinoa. Along with the photos and her easy to follow, simple recipes, come helpful tips and ingredient substitute suggestions.
Consider this book as an addition to a personal Passover library, or as a lovely hostess gift.
March 30, 2012