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By Leah Schapira & Victoria Dwek
Artscroll/Mesorah Publications

Just in time for warm weather and summer celebrations, comes this, the 4th book in the Made Easy series, and it's all about dairy. Real butter, cream, milk--yes it's all-real!

Leah Schapira, author of the bestselling cookbook, Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking, co-founder of Cookkosher.com and a self-taught cook, has once again teamed up with Whisk managing food editor and journalist Victoria Dwek to create the fourth cookbook in their Made Easy series.

We simply love these books. Why? Because Schapira and Dwek share easy to follow, triple tested recipes with simple ingredients, each accompanied by a full color photo. The authors are aware of their audience, who we imagine are busy moms and families searching for delicious, uncomplicated meal ideas. We also can't help smiling when we read the food tips, banter and humorous anecdotes shared by these two dynamos, who we still think never sleep.

Dairy Made Easy explores contemporary foods, with shortcuts in place. The book goes way beyond mac and cheese. You'll enjoy recipes ranging from 30-minute thin crust pizza, grilled avocado sandwiches, broccoli cheddar soup, to rich, gooey desserts. Who knew how easy it was to make homemade ricotta cheese and homemade cream cheese? (Thank you ladies, a culinary revelation!) There is also a calorie friendly "Make it light" guide, a helpful "Make it parve" guide, and a cheese guide by Brigitte Mizrahi, cheese queen at Natural & Kosher Cheese.

Treat yourself or someone to this cookbook! Or for that matter, to the series. What a great bridal shower gift!

If you can't wait to see if you've won our giveaway below, all of the Made Easy series are available for purchase. Just click on a book title to buy the book - for gifting or for your cookbook library:
Starters & Sides Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes
Kids Cooking Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes
Passover Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes
Dairy Made Easy: Triple-Tested Recipes for Every Day

Try these delicious recipes from Dairy Made Easy:
Baked Roasted Veggie Pasta
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake

Enter our Giveaway!

Giveaway limited to continental U.S. only. If not living in continental U.S, you can still enter and, if selected, "gift" your prize to a continental U.S. friend or relative. The winner will be notified by email. Once notified, the winner must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.

This fabulous giveaway ended 11:59PM, May 27th. The lucky winner is Lori Calka, Albany NY.

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By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
Published by Ten Speed Press

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi are both admired and accomplished chefs who grew up in and around Jerusalem. Sami Tamimi was raised in east Jerusalem, an Arab area --  Yotam Ottolenghi in the Jewish area. Both now live in London. This is Ottolenghi's second book. His first, the popular cookbook "Plenty," was focused on creative vegetarian cooking.

Jerusalem: A Cookbook is much like the city, a vibrant fusion of international and religious influences inspired by the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities who live there. Add global flavors from Iran, Poland, Russia, Africa, Syria, Italy, France,and the palette widens.

This beautiful cookbook offers 120 recipes with a cross-cultural perspective. The photos are spectacular. The ingredient lists are long and diverse, complete with Middle Eastern spices including sumac, za'atar, cumin, coriander, and cardamom. Recipes for classics such as eggplant, lamb, chickpeas and rice are plentiful as is the selection of rich, decadent desserts. Each reflects the tastes, history and foodways of this ancient city.

There is no question that the book offers its readers a cooking adventure.. The dishes range from simple to complex in method and ingredient. In our opinion, this is a food journey well worth embarking on. Since its publication, cooks have been throwing -"Jerusalem" potlucks, and the book has developed what some would term a "cult" following online.

As Julia Moskin of the NY Times reported: "American food lovers are not only cooking from "Jerusalem"; many of them are cooking their way through it as cooks did with "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in the 1960s and with "The Silver Palate Cookbook" in the 1980s. "Jerusalem" is the first book in recent memory to join that group, and the first to do it via social media, as well as old-fashioned word of mouth."

This is a KosherEye "gift yourself, gift others" selection. You may buy it here: Jerusalem: A Cookbook

KosherEye Note: Do be aware that although this cookbook is based on the foods of Jerusalem, some of the recipes will require kosher friendly substitutions. We highly recommend this cookbook, even though the kosher cook at times will  need to make some ingredient substitutions. Don't hesitate to consider adding this book to your culinary library or to your cookbook gift list.

Enjoy these recipes from Jerusalem: A Cookbook:

Basic Hummus
Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds
Basmati & Wild Rice with Chickpeas, Currants & Herbs

 

Free Giveaway

We thank  Ten Speed Press  for sponsoring the Featured Cookbook and for offering a copy of the cookbook to 2 lucky winners! 

Giveaway is limited to continental U.S. only. If not living in continental U.S, you can still enter and, if selected, "gift" your prize to a continental U.S. friend or relative. The winner will be notified by email. Once notified, the winners must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.

Good Luck and let this fabulous giveaway begin! Two lucky winners will be randomly selected. Random Giveaway drawing ends 11:59PM, May 12TH, 2014. Enter to win with Rafflecopter:

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Entrée to Judaism for Families
Jewish Cooking and Kitchen Conversations with Children
By Tina Wasserman URJ Press

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Author Tina Wasserman "wants children to gain the skills and confidence that come with learning to cook". And, along with kitchen know-how, Chef Tina wants children to learn the vibrant history of their families and the Jewish people as told through the food we eat, and to create "cooking memories for a lifetime".

The 192 page book shares photographs of each recipe, and is available in hard cover and also as a fully interactive e-book that actually teaches children about kitchen equipment and cooking techniques through additional photographs and videos. All of the recipes are kosher, and a photograph accompanies each. Adults and children will enjoy preparing the foods they like to eat through precisely explained recipes. Entrée to Judaism for Families provides the essential tools for helping children learn to cook with confidence, with clear, step-by-step instructions for every recipe and tips for adults to make the experience safe and rewarding.

Tina Wasserman is an award-winning cooking instructor, specializing in contemporary kosher cuisine. Trained in nutrition and education, Tina holds degrees from Syracuse University and New York University, and is a popular food educator in her own cooking school and as a scholar-in-residence in communities across North America. In 1994, Tina was elected to Les Dames d'Escoffier, an international culinary society that honors women in the food and beverage industry. She is the food expert for ReformJudaism.Org. Her first cookbook, Entrée to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora, continues to be embraced as a teaching tool and history of Jewish Foods throughout the world as much as cherished cookbook. She lives in Dallas, Texas. For more about Tina, visit Cookingandmore.com.

This book follows Tina's best selling cookbook, Entrée to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora, where she leads her readers on a journey of the food and stories of Jewish communities around the world and across the ages. Just as in her first book, every recipe is also a story.  Entrée to Judaism for Families provides opportunities for families to share those stories. There are recipes for everyday and holidays along with the popular "Tina's Tidbits", helpful cooking advice for cooks of all ages.

KosherEye recommends this book for older children and adults. Entrée to Judaism for Families will encourage children to join their families in the kitchen and to learn about their Jewish culinary heritage.

Try these passover recipes from Entrée to Judaism for Families:
Persian Cauliflower and Raisin Kuku
Geshmirta Matzo

To buy, click: Entrée to Judaism for Families: Jewish Cooking and Kitchen Conversations with Children


Free Giveaway

We thank  URJ Press for sponsoring the Featured Cookbook and the FREE Giveaway! 


Giveaway limited to continental U.S. only. If not living in continental U.S, you can still enter and, if selected, "gift" your prize to a continental U.S. friend or relative. The winner will be notified by email. Once notified, the winner must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.

This Random Giveaway drawing ended 11:59PM, April 23rd, 2014. The lucky winner will be announced shortly.

If you can't wait to see if you've won this cookbook, you may buy it here: Entrée to Judaism for Families: Jewish Cooking and Kitchen Conversations with Children - for gifting or for your cookbook library.

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By Orly Ziv

Food lovers no longer have to visit the colorful markets of Jerusalem or Tel Aviv to enjoy the captivating tastes of a fresh Mediterranean menu. The new book Cook in Israel is packed with delicious, easy to follow recipes allowing everyone to bring the flavors and colors of Israeli food to their kitchen.

Drawing on her Jewish-Greek heritage and the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors of her Tel Aviv home, author Orly Ziv a trained nutritionist, focuses on fresh food and simple techniques. Her dishes are suitable for everyday meals as well as entertaining. Orly has been a vegetarian for 30 years, however she does prepare meat and fish (no chicken) for her family. Most of the recipes are scrumptious vegetarian, with a chapter on fish and two family favorite meat recipes. Orly has been offering popular cooking classes and culinary tours of Israel for years.. Her happy and motivated students and clients often requested a cookbook, which inspired the birth of Cook in Israel.

The book offers 100 recipes, each accompanied by a full color photograph, and many step-by-step illustrations. The recipes are healthy and appealing. sharing Orly's belief that home cooking doesn't need to be time consuming nor complicated. Using familiar and easy to find ingredients, readers learn to make gourmet dishes simply and quickly. Orly explains that "Enjoying a Mediterranean diet is easier than many think. "One can use typical ingredients in a new way and discover that simple changes lead to amazing results." Most of the recipes require 30 minutes or less to prepare. Recipes for Jewish holidays are included, as well as contemporary new dishes and traditional favorites.

KosherEye enjoyed this book, and particularly liked the warmth and friendliness that Orly shares with her readers. Her love of Israel, and the Israeli food culture is apparent. The recipes are very personal, favorites of her family, her students and friends. The photos are taken in her home, untouched by food stylist techniques, and the recipes, at least the ones we tried so far are fabulous. This is a gift yourself, gift others KosherEye selection. And Orly, on our next trip to Israel, we can't wait to attend a class!

About the Author:

A lifelong food lover, Orly Ziv worked for many years as a clinical nutritionist before launching her company Cook in Israel in 2009. She offers culinary tours around Israel and intimate cooking classes in her home. Orly believes that one of the best ways to learn about a place and people is through the food they eat. Her background in nutrition, combined with her strong passion for cooking and baking, leaves readers with delicious Mediterranean meals that are healthy, flavorful, and easy to prepare. For more about Orly Ziv and additional recipes, visit cookinisrael.com.

Watch a slide show about the cookbook here.

Enjoy these recipes by Orly Ziv:
Passover Brownies 
Passover Rolls 

 

Free Giveaway

We thank  Orly Ziv for sponsoring the Featured Cookbook and the FREE Giveaway!  

This Random Giveaway drawing ended 11:59PM, April 7th, 2014. The lucky winner is Betty Pearlman of
Far Rockaway, NY.

Buy the book here: Cook in Israel: Home Cooking Inspiration - for gifting or for your cookbook library.

 

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A Taste of Pesach
Trusted Favorites. Simple Preparation.
Magnificent Results, Artscroll/Shaar Press

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Six years ago, a group of women banded together to brainstorm fundraising ideas for Yeshiva Me'on HaTorah, a Jewish high school. The result of this meeting was A Taste of Pesach, a recipe pamphlet series that transformed Passover cooking for thousands of cooks.

Since the mailing of the first pamphlet years ago, the devoted followers of A Taste of Pesach have sent countless letters expressing their appreciation for the helpful pamphlets and the recipes within them. Finally, at the request of its loyal fans, the best of this popular series plus many brand-new recipes have been compiled into a beautiful book, just in time for Passover.

The 240 page A Taste of Pesach presents 150 tested recipes for Passover and year round. Each is accompanied by a full color photograph. The triple tested recipes are diverse, including 140 gluten-free, non –Gebrokts (without matzoh meal) selections. The book shares a wide selection of recipes, from elegant starters like Chicken-Wrapped Asparagus Spears to kid-friendly favorites such as Chicken Nuggets. Featuring everything from traditional recipes like Gefilte Fish and Matzah Balls to contemporary dishes such as Seared Tuna and Chocolate Molten Cake, A Taste of Pesach , with 240 pages, can make Passover cooking more delicious than ever.

The cross referenced index makes it easy to find recipes with special ingredients. We like this book because each recipe has been tested, tasted and recommended by the authors. A gift yourself, gift others KosherEye selection.

Try these delicious recipes from A Taste of Pesach (reprinted with permission from the copyright holders: ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications):
Pulled Brisket
Perfect Pesach Lukshen
Eggplant Stacks

Free Giveaway 
We thank  ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications for sponsoring the Featured Cookbook and the FREE Giveaway!  

This fabulous giveaway ended on March 28, 2014. The lucky winner is Etti Mermelstein of Lawrence, NY.  

You may buy the cookbook here: A Taste of Pesach: Trusted Favorites, Simple Preparation, Magnificent Results - for gifting or for your cookbook library.

 

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Featured Cookbook

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We have searched the world of cookbooks and selected some of the most exciting, enticing, fun, entertaining and informative to share in our popular feature Featured Cookbook.

Some of these cookbooks have recipes with non-kosher ingredients. No worries! KosherEye and our team of cookbook authors, chefs and foodies will help you convert these ingredients to kosher substitutes. In fact we are providing an initial, basic list of kosher substitutions for you.

Attention Cookbook Writers and Media: If you would like KosherEye to consider your cookbook for feature, send a note to contactKoshereye@gmail.com.

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