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chiccoverby Esther Deutsch
Feldheim Publishers

What better source for fast, fabulous, kosher cuisine – that looks good enough to eat — than a food stylist, columnist, and recipe developer.  CHIC Made Simple, by Esther Deutsch successfully  conveys the author's cooking philosophy:  if your food looks irresistible - it tastes as such. Her recipes are designed to look – and taste – like gourmet cuisine.

If delicious reading alone isn't enough to get you off the couch and into the kitchen, Esther's ardor for impeccable no-fuss presentation will surely inspire you to recreate these mouthwatering dishes. Dishes like Spiced Mocha Mousse with Viennese Crunch, Savory Club Steak with Caramelized Onions,, Coconut Tilapia with Apricot Teriyaki Sauce, Chicken Fire Poppers, Filet Mignon au Poivre, Tropical Kani Salad with Sriracha Lime Dressing, and many more that you and your family and friends will declare the best you've ever had.

With over 185 recipes, accompanied by beautiful colored photographs (and food styling by the author herself), this cookbook will appeal to everyone: the novice, the busy cook and the more accomplished cook.

Esther Deutsch is a self-taught cook who has never taken a single culinary class. She is a food editor of AMI magazine, and resides in New York with her husband and children. Her debut cookbook, CHIC Made Simple, features her most celebrated recipes, as well as many that have never before been published.

Win the Book ...We thank Feldheim Publishers for sponsoring this week’s Cookbook of the Week and the FREE Giveaway! To enter, please use the email form below. Just enter the name of the cookbook in the message box and submit. So easy! Giveaway ends midnight, December 2nd, 2012.

Congratulations to the Winner – Gila Brill

Buy the BookCHIC Made Simple for your cookbook library, or as a gift!

KosherEye Notes: This cookbook is a feast for the eyes - just looking at the gorgeous pictures made us want to try all of the recipes, which do appear to be easy and fuss-free. We especially liked the array of thumbnail recipe photographs that appear at the beginning of each chapter. This is a beautiful cookbook; a Gift Yourself, Gift Others KosherEye selection.

Enjoy the following recipes from CHIC Made Simple: Chicken Fire Poppers, Savory Club Steak with Caramelized Onions, and Tropical Kani Salad with Sriracha Lime Dressing.

As you enjoy reading about these fabulous cookbooks, some featured cookbooks have recipes, or indeed chapters with recipes that have non−kosher ingredients. No worries! KosherEye and our team of knowledgeable cookbook authors, chefs and foodies will help you find, convert and substitute ingredients to create kosher recipes. To get you started, we are providing an initial, basic list of kosher substitutions. As is the case with many outstanding cookbooks, this is a worthwhile exercise, which enables the  kosher cook to have access to some of the world’s greatest, classical and most contemporary recipes, created by experts in their field.

 

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Quick?Fix Vegan
Healthy Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

quickfixveganby Robin Robertson
Andrews McMeel Universal Publishing

Following on the success of Quick-Fix Vegetarian, Robin Robertson's Quick-Fix Vegan offers a fast and easy solution for those who just don't have enough time to put a healthy, home–cooked meal on the table. There are 150 brand new, never before published, vegan recipes ranging from starters, snacks, salads, sauces, and sandwiches to stovetop suppers, pastas, soups, and desserts that can all be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Quick-Fix Vegan also features "Make-Ahead Bakes" – convenient recipes that are assembled ahead of time (in less than 30 minutes) and then baked before serving.

Quick-Fix Vegan draws upon a myriad of ethnic influences including French, Mexican, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek, Cajun, East Asian, Italian, and Middle Eastern, and features recipes such as Spicy Black Bean Hummus with Orange, Korean Hotpot, Rotini with Creamy Avocado-Herb Sauce, and Moroccan-Spiced Pumpkin Soup.

An introductory chapter provides the reader with basic information on how to maintain a "quick-fix" vegan kitchen including pantry suggestions and kitchen tips, as well as basic recipes for ingredients such as homemade vegetable stock and seitan. Cooks of all skill levels will find that the recipes inside Quick-Fix Vegan are just as delectable and adaptable to the omnivore, as they are essential to the vegan lifestyle.

Robin Robertson is a 25–year veteran restaurant chef, caterer, columnist, cooking teacher, food writer, and author of 19 vegan and vegetarian cookbooks. She writes "The Global Vegan" column for VegNews Magazine and was a contributing editor and columnist for Vegetarian Times. She has also written for Cooking Light, Natural Health, Better Nutrition, Health, Restaurant Business, and other magazines. She lives in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

Win the Book ...We thank Andrews McMeel Universal for sponsoring this week’s Cookbook of the Week and the FREE Giveaway! To enter, please use the email form below. Just enter the name of the cookbook in the message box and submit. So easy! Giveaway ends midnight, October 28th, 2012.

Congratulations to the Winner –  Helen Schwartz

Buy the BookQuick–Fix Vegan for your cookbook library, or as a gift!

Enjoy the following recipes from Quick–Fix Vegan: Moroccan–Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Primavera-Style Coconut-Cashew Noodles, and Sweet and Spicy Tempeh.

KosherEye Notes:
This is the companion book to Quick-Fix Vegetarian and also does not contain any recipe photos.  And, like the other cookbook, the recipes are straightforward, creative, simple and perfect for the busy cook. This cookbook will appeal  to both vegans and non–vegans as it contains a collection of nutritious tasty recipes. It deserves a place in your cookbook library.

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As you enjoy reading about these fabulous cookbooks, some featured cookbooks have recipes, or indeed chapters with recipes that have non?kosher ingredients. No worries! KosherEye and our team of knowledgeable cookbook authors, chefs and foodies will help you find, convert and substitute ingredients to create kosher recipes. To get you started, we are providing an initial, basic list of kosher substitutions. As is the case with many outstanding cookbooks, this is a worthwhile exercise, which enables the  kosher cook to have access to some of the world’s greatest, classical and most contemporary recipes, created by experts in their field.

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howtomakebreadcoverby Emmanuel Hadjiandreou
Ryland Peters & Small

Winner of the prestigious The Guild of Food Writers, Jeremy Round 2012 Award for Best First Book, How to Make Bread is a testament to skill of  master baker Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.

Today, people are rediscovering the joys of baking their own bread, not only as a cost–saving measure, but with the desire to go back to basics and enjoy making something rewarding. Emmanuel Hadjiandreou is passionate about bread and in this, his first book, he shows you how to make it, step–by–step. The book starts by explaining the key to good bread: why flour, yeast and temperature are important, and which kitchen equipment makes life easier. In the Basic Breads chapter, you'll learn how to make a Basic White Loaf with clear, step-by-step photos. With this method, you'll have the base for a number of variations. The rest of the book covers Wheat- or Gluten-free Breads, Sourdoughs, Flavored Yeasted Breads, and Pastries and Morning Bakes – in more than 60 easy–to–follow recipes; all accompanied with step–by–step pictorial directions by photographer Steve Painter.

Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, originally from South Africa, resides in England and currently teaches at The School Of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire. He is passionate about teaching bread making and has won several awards for his recipes.

Win the Book ...We thank Ryland Peters & Small for sponsoring this week’s Cookbook of the Week and the FREE Giveaway!  To enter, please use the email form below. Just enter the name of the cookbook in the message box and submit. So easy! Giveaway ends midnight, October 28th, 2012.

Congratulations to the Winner – Michele Asa

Buy the BookHow to Make Bread for your cookbook library, or as a gift!

KosherEye Cookbook Notes:
This is a beautifully done cookbook on bread making, and with the step-by-step pictorial directions, it gives the reader a good idea of how the recipe is made. Granted, it does appear that the recipes have many steps but judging from the finished product, it is well worth it. Several of the recipes have wheat flakes as an ingredient; if not available, rolled oats can be used. For serious bakers, or want-to-be serious bakers, this is a must have cookbook. We are adding this one to our cookbook library.

Enjoy the following recipes from How to Make Bread: Ciabatta, Olive and Herb Bread and Cinnamon Rolls.

For Your Information:
As you enjoy reading about these fabulous cookbooks, some featured cookbooks have recipes, or indeed chapters with recipes that have non−kosher ingredients. No worries! KosherEye and our team of knowledgeable cookbook authors, chefs and foodies will help you find, convert and substitute ingredients to create kosher recipes. To get you started, we are providing an initial, basic list of kosher substitutions. As is the case with many outstanding cookbooks, this is a worthwhile exercise, which enables the  kosher cook to have access to some of the world’s greatest, classical and most contemporary recipes, created by experts in their field.

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sinfullyeasydessertscoverBy Alice Medrich
Published by Artisan
A division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc.

Homemade desserts just got quicker, easier, and smarter. Alice Medrich rewrites the dessert menu for cooks in search of totally doable desserts without hours of prep. In Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts, you'll find the quickest lemon tart, a lattice–free linzer (mixed entirely in the food processor), one–bowl French chocolate torte (yes, the real thing, but easier to make), imaginative ways with ice cream, chic puddings and mousses to swoon over, and gooey pies with no–fault press–in crusts. Even soufflés for beginners. And you won't need a rolling pin, a pastry brush, or the skills of a professional baker.

Plus there are more than 100 ideas for spur–of–the–moment desserts that don't even involve baking, including fantastic ideas for ways to dress up a bar of chocolate, a pint of strawberries, a handful of dried fruit, fresh cheese, gingerbread, and more. And of course all those spot–on combinations for which Alice Medrich is so well known, such as Grilled Pineapple with Coffee Ice Cream, Lemon–Scented Peach Crisp, Salted–Caramel Banana Bread Pudding, and Coconut Pecan Torte.

Alice Medrich is truly a star in the baking world, having won more cookbook–of–the–year awards and best–in–baking–category awards than any other author. She received her formal training at the prestigious Êcole Lenôtre in France.

Win the Book ...We thank Artisan for sponsoring this week’s Cookbook of the Week and the FREE Giveaway! To enter, please use the email form below. Just enter the name of the cookbook in the message box and submit. So easy! Giveaway ends midnight, November 11th, 2012.

Congratulations to the Winner Faleen Fedol

Buy the BookSinfully Easy Delicious Desserts for your cookbook library, or as a gift!

KosherEye Cookbook Notes:
Yes, Alice Medrich is a rock star! This dessert cookbook is based on recipes that offer great results, plus variations on a specific dessert item. Our favorite dessert, ice cream, is featured with a multitude of variations...what could be simpler? 10 ways to flavor whipped cream...a "star" topping on any dessert that guarantees to bring it up a notch. The desserts in this book are "sophisticated, or subtle – even luxurious, rich and decadent – without being complicated." The book is very well done and one that we are adding to our cookbook library.

Enjoy the following recipes from Sinfully easy Delicious Desserts: Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches, Linzer Blitz Torte, and Apple Crisp.

For Your Information:
As you enjoy reading about these fabulous cookbooks, some featured cookbooks have recipes, or indeed chapters with recipes that have non−kosher ingredients. No worries! KosherEye and our team of knowledgeable cookbook authors, chefs and foodies will help you find, convert and substitute ingredients to create kosher recipes. To get you started, we are providing an initial, basic list of kosher substitutions. As is the case with many outstanding cookbooks, this is a worthwhile exercise, which enables the kosher cook to have access to some of the world’s greatest, classical and most contemporary recipes, created by experts in their field.

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The Mile End Cookbookby Noah and Rae Bernamoff
Clarkson Potter Publisher

The Mile End Cookbook offers 100 Jewish comfort food recipes, transforming nostalgic Jewish cuisine and traditional Deli dishes to fit the contemporary American culinary landscape. By the way, Mile End itself takes its name from a downtown Montreal neighborhood that's historically — and still heavily — Jewish.

Noah and Rae Bernamoff are the entrepreneurial foodies and authors behind these mouthwatering recipes and anecdotes. The book is dedicated to their cherished grandmothers, Noah's Nana Lee, who was the ultimate homemaker, and Rae's Grandma Bea - who still is a high powered professional. They pay tribute to both women as their sources of wisdom and inspiration. As Rae Bernamoff writes in the introduction, the aim of the book is "bringing good Jewish food into the present tense."

The book is divided into two distinct sections. First the DIY – Do it Yourself Delicatessen section, instructing the reader how to make Deli the basics- such as smoked meats, cured lox, chopped liver, gefilte fish, pickles, schmaltz, fillings and much more – how to create the components of classic Deli dishes.

And then part two. To the Table – How to use these components and bring them to the table. You'll find scrumptious recipes for towering Deli sandwiches, smoked whitefish salad, challah, chicken soup, matzo balls and traditional baked goods such as cheesecake, rugelach, honey cake, cinnamon buns and more.

Using their grandmothers' recipes as a starting point, and applying contemporary methods, Noah and Rae update traditional dishes and elevate them with fresh ingredients and from-scratch cooking techniques. The Mile End Cookbook is simply a"must have" for everyone who would like to cook authentic Deli food at home.

KosherEye Notes
This is both a practical cookbook for both the novice or experienced home cook, and an important addition to a culinary home library, especially one that values authentic Jewish cuisine and traditional delicacies. Please be aware that the authors are also popular restaurateurs, but at this time, their locations are not certified kosher. However all of the recipes in this book contain ingredients that are available with kosher certification – some parve, some dairy. And, some of the dairy recipes can be easily converted to parve.

Enjoy the following recipes from The Mile End CookbookRomanian Steak with Spring Onion, Cheesecake and Quick Cucumber Pickles.

Buy the book: The Mile End Cookbook for your cookbook library, or as a gift!

Win the book: We thank Clarkson Potter books for sponsoring this week's cookbook of the week FREE Giveaway! To enter, please use the email form below.  Just enter the name of the cookbook in the message box and submit. So easy! Giveaway ends October 21st.

Congratulations to the WinnerSueAnn Beer

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