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Le Marais

Le Marais Cookbook, A Rare Steakhouse. . . . Well Done
By Mark Hennessey and Jose Meirelles, Gefen Publishing House

We have had the pleasure of meeting Chef Jose Meirelles in NY, and actually also here in Atlanta, when he graciously offered to be the guest executive chef at a synagogue benefit dinner. Where else would a non-Jewish Portuguese immigrant open a French bistro, hire an Irish-Italian Catholic as executive chef, and create one of the finest and most successful kosher restaurants in the United States?" As Hadassah and Joe Lieberman put it in their foreword to the Le Marais cookbook, this is "a classic New York story."

This new cookbook takes us into the kitchen of this legendary kosher New York Steakhouse. Who can forget the meals they’ve enjoyed at this restaurant, the deliciousness of the aged steaks, the pommes frites paired with a glass of red wine? Co-author Chef Mark Hennesey, a graduate of Culinary Institute of America is executive chef of Le Marais and works alongside owner Jose Meirelles. Quite a team.

The book inspires the reader to cook like a chef…covering sauces, vinaigrettes, tips for meat, poultry and fish preparation and lots of cooking advice. There are no boundaries for these authors, sharing international recipes for sausage, duckling, kosher bacon, pot au feu,ranging from both the exotic to comfort foods. We find the recipes for Puree du pomme (creamy mashed potatoes), poultry bread stuffing and non-dairy Caesar salad simply irresistible. Each page, each dish is motivational to a dedicated home cook. The recipes are clearly explained, and shortcuts are offered.

We love restaurant cookbooks, and this one shares the talents and creativity of two chefs. Each page is mouthwatering. Enter to win the book, or if you just can’t wait, you can buy the book here:
Le Marais steakhouse is located in mid- Manhattan close to the theater district. FYI: There is a butcher shop at the very front of the restaurant – certainly not for the budget minded, but certainy splurge and special occasion worthy – with some of the most delicious and unique cuts of meat anywhere.

Enjoy these sample recipes from :
Pan-Seared Tournedos or Steak au Poivre
Caesar Salad with Anchovy Vinaigrette and Rosemary Flatbread

Cookbook Giveaway - A reader will be randomly chosen to win Le Marais

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 giveaway ended at 11:59PM, April 17, 2016. The lucky winner is Isaac Hollander, Teaneck, NJ.

If you just can't wait to see if you are the winner, you can order this cookbook online here: Le Maraís: A Rare Steakhouse - Well Done

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Kosher by Design Brings it Home

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Kosher by Design Brings it Home
Picture-perfect Food Inspired by my Travels
by Susie Fishbein. Photography by John Uher, Artscroll /Shaar Press

Susie’s Done it Again!
From the first time we opened the cookbook Kosher by Design, about 15 years ago, we were in "cookbook love". Susie Fishbein changed the food, the menus, the décor and the perception of the kosher kitchen, and she elevated kosher cooking to world-class taste and presentation. What a delicious journey it has been for Susie and her readers. From Susie: “The release of the original Kosher by Design (eight books and 480,000 copies ago) launched me on a never-ending book tour…to almost every state in the U.S. ..I have accepted international engagements in Israel, France, Canada, Italy, and Mexico. This has been life-altering for my cooking world -- safeguarding heritage vs. being inventive in the kitchen.... I have loved seeing how Jewish people live in all these different places. I have been warmly welcomed into hundreds of synagogues, homes, schools, bookstores, JCCs, and supermarkets. I have met thousands of wonderful fans and signed tens of thousands of books, some so worn and used they were falling out of their binding. . . I am humbled and amazed by the success of the books.”

Susie’s new cookbook, Kosher by Design - Brings it Home. is the conclusion of the bestselling cookbook series. The book presents 256 pages and 113 cross-cultural recipes, along with John Uher’s magnificent full-color photos to accompany each. In this final title, Susie Fishbein shares fresh and innovative new recipes gleaned from her 15-year global culinary journey. Try this side dish: Susie's recipe for Freekeh Pilaf.

We consider this cookbook a must-have for every kosher kitchen, and a perfect conclusion to the Kosher by Design series. We can’t wait to see what comes next in the Fishbein culinary world. To order the cookbook, click here:  Kosher By Design Brings It Home: Picture-Perfect Food Inspired by my Travels

We have one more copy to give away! Enter below to win a copy of Kosher by Design Brings it Home
One winner will be randomly selected. Giveaway limited to continental U.S. only. If not living in continental U.S, you can still enter and "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 contest ended at 11:59PM, March 22, 2016.  The lucky winner is Lisa Budow, Plainview, NY.

 

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by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek,
ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications.

They’ve done it again. Another “hard to put down” cookbook from the pair we all have grown to admire, Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek. They have once again taken us into the kitchens of some of the world’s kosher restaurants and shared some techniques, tricks and recipes from international chefs. Each recipe is recreated for the home cook, and accompanied by a full color photo. The original Secret Restaurant Recipes invited you into the kitchens of the world's finest kosher restaurants. Now, in Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes, Leah and Victoria go more casual, visiting favorite cafés, takeout spots, and restaurants to bring you recipes that are easy to prepare for any day and every day. In addition to over 100 family-friendly recipes, they share vignettes about today’s most popular kosher chefs and eateries. You’ll enjoy reading the book, learning some professional techniques and most definitely get inspired to cook the chef-created recipes.

As we have said previously, the pair seems to have boundless energy, evident in their creative, contemporary, friendly and diverse cookbooks. Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek are co-authors of the popular “Made Easy” cookbook series. Leah is a self-taught cook, and co-founder of Cookkosher.com. Victoria is a busy journalist and managing editor of Whisk which is  published weekly by Ami magazine.

Try these global restaurant recipes:
Gong Bao Chicken - Dini’s Kosher Restaurant
Quinoa Salad - Borochov 88

Cookbook Giveaway -  Enter to win a copy of Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes

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.

Random giveaway ended at 11:59PM, January 28, 2016.   The lucky winner is Ariel Kwan, Seattle, WA.

To purchase this cookbook, you can order it online HERE.

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By Sarabeth Levine, Rizzoli NY, with Genevieve Ko
Photographs by Quentin Bacon

In this delicious book, legendary New York City baker and restaurateur Sarabeth Levine shares beloved breakfast and brunch recipes. The collection of more than 130 classic morning recipes, shares the dishes she makes for family and friends, from fluffy scrambled eggs to warm sticky buns, along with acclaimed restaurant favorites. In 1981, she launched her first popular weekend brunch. Today, lines still snake around the block at her New York City locations, as well as at her Florida and Japan stores. With this book readers can create the warmth and joy of brunch at Sarabeth’s with recipes designed for home cooks.

Sarabeth’s signature pancakes and muffins are quick enough for weekdays; Her quiches and coffee cakes are perfect for Sunday morning gatherings. In addition to her sophisticated twists on classics, Sarabeth shares innovative breakfast treats such as morning cookies. The recipes are easy to follow and are accompanied by technique tips and make-ahead instructions.
Sarabeth is a multi-tasker. Along with her popular books and restaurants, she also has an award-winning line of jams and spreadable fruits– most of which are certified OU kosher. She has earned a James Beard award tor outstanding pastry chef..

KosherEye notes: We highly recommend this cookbook, even though the kosher cook will definitely need to make some ingredient substitutions. Although you will have to be flexible and creative to maintain kashrut on a few recipes, don't hesitate to consider adding this book to your library or to your cookbook gift list. The photographs and presentation advice provide a feast for the eyes, and the recipes will provide a good morning feast!

Try these delicious recipes from Sarabeth:
Morning Cookies
Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake

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Enter to Win a copy of Sarabeth's Good Morning Cookbook
3 winners will be randomly selected to win a copy of the cookbook. 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.
Random giveaway ended at 11:59PM, February 23, 2016. The lucky winners are Vera Saxon, Council, NC.,  Steffi Berke, Brighton, Mass., Sara Bromberg, St. Louis, MO

If you can't wait to see if you are a winner, you may purchase this cookbook online: Sarabeth's Good Morning Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch, and Baking

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Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher
The Essential Kosher Cookbook for the Jewish Soul
By Mia Adler-Ozair, Feldheim Publishers

With over 90 recipes, this inspiring volume is more than just a cookbook; it is a spiritual exploration of Jewish life and its deep connections with food. The author, Mia Adler Ozair, presents the culinary delights of her family, which reflect both Ashkenazi and Sephardi heritages and a diverse collection of dishes for every palate. She lives in Los Angeles, is a licensed, practicing psychotherapist, and a mother to a blended family of 9 children. She never dreamed that she would become the author of a cookbook.

Included in this inspiring cookbook, are original guides for how to prepare meals in observance of Shabbat and holidays, how to fulfill the woman's mitzvah of making and taking challah, and Mia’s her reflections on the close relationship between food and the Jewish soul. Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher is an elevating ingredient for any Jewish kitchen. The book shares recipes from Mia’s personal collection, from some well-known chefs, and lovingly from Mia’s friends and family.

As Susie Fishbein says: This is clearly a labor of love…a melting pot of her family's mixed heritage."

From Mia “In creating this cookbook my intention is to not only to equip you with some great recipes but to hopefully inspire you to see how your relationship with food can elevate you and your family."

Enjoy these delicious recipes from Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher:
Iraqi Meatballs with Green Peas
Oma’s Crescent Moon Cookies

Cookbook Giveaway - Two readers will be randomly chosen to win Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher. 

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 winners will be notified by email. Once notified, the winners must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM, January 10, 2016.   Enter to win below:

(If you just can't wait to see if you are the winner, you can order this cookbook online here: Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher)

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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.

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