Bookmark and Share


We are continuing our conversation with the talented Gloria Kobrin, author of the first kosher cookbook application created for the iPhone & iPad Touch user, Kosher Cookbook.

How has the response been to your app?
Very good with over 9,000 sold. There are a lot of vegetarian dishes, and we have many recipes that use tofu. We have a large Muslim following.

What are your favorite kitchen tools?
The Cuisinart is my third hand; Microplane grater, KitchenAid blender, and the Chinese spider strainer.

Please share your favorite kitchen tips/secrets with our readers.
I do a lot of advance planning – menu, grocery list, and consider how long it takes to make. I cook and freeze as much as possible in advance. Most cookies freeze well; hor d'oeuvres freeze well and you can pull them out of the freezer any time. I have my children and grandchildren over every Friday night and Saturday and they bring guests. I need to have food on hand. We have an open house for everyone – we love to have tons of people. It is a party every Shabbat!

What is in the pipeline?
I would like to have the application  available on other platforms and expand it. It would be nice to also see it in written format (book).

What is a little know fact about you?
I was a certified EMT (Emergency Medical Technical). I have worked in hospitals since the age of 12.  Many years ago, after I was married, I took EMT courses taught at a synagogue – I wanted to learn how to properly use oxygen. I passed the test, got my badge and did it for a few years.

I am under 5 feet tall – 4 foot 11-inches on a good day – and wear 4-inch heels!

At the end of the day...
My most important role is that of mother, bringing the family into the home. Food provides the format; the kids bring their friends, the grandchildren are around, just being a "homemaker". At the end of the day, you are "Mom", my home is center and it makes me very happy.

May 2, 2011

Featured Cookbook


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

round-facebook round-twitter pinterest round-rss