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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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Celebrate! Food, Family, Shabbos by Elizabeth Kurtz
to Benefit Emunah of America, Distributed by Feldheim Publishers

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We have known and admired the talented Elizabeth Kurtz for over 6 years. She is energetic, creative, a gifted cook, food lecturer, recipe developer, and mother of five. Her blog Gourmet Kosher Cooking pioneered the concept (along with KosherEye) of bringing gourmet kosher recipes online.

Elizabeth’s new book Celebrate! Food, Family, Shabbos is truly a celebration of delicious food and lifestyle. Her dream of writing a cookbook has become a reality, enhanced by the knowledge that the sales proceeds benefit EMUNAH* of America. For Elizabeth, preparing and serving food is all about love; love of family, love of Shabbat and love of delicious food. In Celebrate!, she demonstrates her love of food, family and Shabbat. The recipes are simple enough for everyday and special enough for Shabbos or any holiday.

Elizabeth explains: "The photos are award-winning and the recipes are just what my readers asked for, simple in preparation and beautiful in presentation… recipes in every category from soups, salads, chickens, meats, and desserts, to extra special sections like Kiddush, Shalosh Seudos, and a pantry, all packed with the recipes that are unique to those times."

KosherEye receives many wonderful cookbooks – (hoping to be featured here), but, as we shared with Elizabeth, this one is exceptional. We didn’t want the book to end, and couldn’t wait to ingredient shop and start cooking! The recipes along with their vibrant companion photos and accompanying tips are spectacular. We particularly loved the idea that the book focuses on Shabbos meals, since we are always searching for recipes to make Shabbos special, innovative and delicious, but not difficult.

Along with 200 irresistible recipes, is information and photos about flavor boosting pantry staples, cuts and cooking techniques for kosher meats, favorite basics, and make ahead instructions. Most recipes also offer Passover tweaks.

In our opinion, Celebrate! is a must have addition to any kosher cookbook library, The recipes, tips and information will be helpful to the experienced cook or the new bride. It is a KosherEye "gift yourself, gift others" selection. Each purchase benefits EMUNAH.
Buy it here:  Celebrate! Food..Family..Shabbos

*Since 1935 EMUNAH has been meeting the challenge of caring for a nation by providing vital social services and educational programs to children and families in every corner of Israel. EMUNAH operates 5 children’s residential homes, 135 day care centers and after-school programs, award-winning educational institutions, crisis counseling centers, parenting classes, and services for senior citizens. EMUNAH is working to improve the lives of the people in Israel, one child, one family at a time.

Try this delicious recipe from Celebrate!
Sweet and Savory Champagne-Braised Brick Roast
Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

 

Cookbook Giveaway - A reader will be randomly chosen to win Celebrate! Food..Family..Shabbos 

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 ends at 11:59PM, December 23, 2015.   Enter to win below:

If you just can't wait to see if you are the winner, you can order this cookbook online here: Celebrate! Food..Family..Shabbos

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A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets
Recipes from a New York Baking Legend
for Strudel, Stollen, Danishes, Puff Pastry, and More

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by George Greenstein, with Elaine Greenstein, Julia Greenstein and Isaaac Bleicher
Penguin Random Press

Recipes for strudel, coffee cake, danish, stollen and many delicious European pastries can be found in this mouthwatering collection of classics.

Several years ago we covered George Greenstein’s James Beard award-winning book The Secrets of a Jewish Baker. At that time we thought that George Greenstein had shared his entire repertoire. Absolutely not. Even though, he is no longer with us, his daughters Elaine and Julia have gathered his pastry specialties to share.
George Greenstein was a third generation professional baker who owned and ran a Jewish Bakery, The Cheesecake King on Long island. He passed away in 2012. Baking is most definitely the multigenerational Greenstein family business.

For anyone that wants to make authentic European pastries, Greenstein’s methods, techniques and recipes are the ultimate go to guide. He provides the “building blocks” for classic pastries. His tips for ingredients and equipment are shared, along with baker’s secrets. As I read through the book, it stirred memories of the aromas of traditional bakeries. (Both my father and grandfather worked in a bakery for a portion of their lives.) These pastries are to be savored, shared, created and served with love.

So, I am heading to the oven with recipes from George Greenstein.- planning to make cheese danish to start. We are sharing the recipes so you can bake along with us….The book offers 200 recipes, and we are glad that they are secret no longer. This collection is perfect for the advanced baker, along with the passionate beginner. In danish baking, I consider myself in the latter category. Wish me luck!

Click here to view George Greenstein's recipe for Cheese Danish

 

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the cookbook  A Jewish Baker's Pastry Secrets. 

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 a runner-up.

This giveaway ended at 11:59PM, November 1, 2015.The lucky winners are Stephanie Rabeau, Miami, FL; Joan Kubes, Stanton, NE; and Betty Pearlman, Far Rockaway, NU.   Enter to win below:

If you just can't wait to see if you are the winner, you can order this cookbook online here: A Jewish Baker's Pastry Secrets

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Something Sweet
Dessert, Baked Goods and Treats for Every Occasion
by Miriam Pascal - Artscroll Mesorah Publishers

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How sweet it is! Miriam Pascal a talented baker, cook, and photographer has shared pages and pages of delectable desserts in her first cookbook, Something Sweet. Each recipe is easy to follow, made with accessible ingredients, beautifully photographed, and perfect for the home cook.

The book is a reflection of the abilities of the author, who has been dubbed the “queen of kosher desserts”. It is our pleasure to consider Miriam a friend and a colleague. She is knowledgeable, approachable, creative and modest about her many talents. Her food blog overtimecook.com was started as a hobby, but because of its delicious and user-friendly recipes, it now attracts hundreds of thousands of engaged readers each month. The popularity of her blog and her passion for cooking and baking has led her to share her favorite desserts and write this debut cookbook.

With this book as a guide, if you want to bake or create dessert, you can. Each recipe offers tips on how to plan ahead; whether the dessert can be made ahead and frozen; along with beautiful photos of each creation. Miriam did all of her own photography and provides a full-color, quite spectacular photo for each recipe.

We recommend this book for a beginner, or experienced home cook who wants to expand a dessert repertoire. We think that it makes a fabulous gift for a bride to be as well. Something Sweet is a KosherEye “ gift yourself or gift others” selection.

Try these scrumptious recipes for
Pumpkin Crumb Cake
Hot Gooey Caramel Pie

Cookbook Giveaway - One lucky reader will be randomly chosen to win the cookbook Something Sweet 

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 on December 1, 2015. The lucky winner is Jody Rubin, St. Louis, MO.

If you just can't wait to see if you are the winner, you can order this cookbook online here: Something Sweet by Miriam Pascal

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By Kim Kushner, Weldon Owen Publisher

The New Kosher is a bright, beautiful book, filled with irresistible contemporary recipes. And, the photography by Kate Sears brings each recipe to life.
In this, her second book, Kim Kushner shares a collection of easy to make and easy to source dishes with fresh flavors and wholesome ingredients in mind. The recipes are both weekday and party friendly, and many are perfect for holiday celebrations. Her food perspectives are demonstrated in the cookbook—fresh, healthy, seasonal and local.

We tried her 3 ingredient homemade pita chips with za’atar and her 5-minute sun dried tomato hummus.. Easy and scrumptious.

How we loved the one pot chicken soup with seasonal vegetables. The addition of yams and fennel make this soup unique. But as Kim says, use what you have!
Each recipe in this cookbook inspires the reader to shop and cook! We plan to include some of Kim’s dishes in our Yom Tov repertoire.

Author Kim Kushner comes from a large family. Her Moroccan-born mother was raised in Israel, in a family of eight siblings. While spending childhood summers in Israel with her extended family, Kim learned to cook by eating, and helping to prepare family feasts.

She pursued her interest in food preparation by studying at the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. She then worked at Food & Wine and Chile Pepper magazines, creating recipes for subscribers to try at home.
Kim continues to study and teach cooking. Her theory: anyone can cook, and everyone should cook. What a wonderful gift for yourself or a friend. Just as in her previous book, The Modern Menu, The New Kosher is one of those cookbooks that would be comfortable in any kitchen, kosher or not.

Try these recipes from The New Kosher:
Homemade Pita Chips with Za'atar
5-Minute Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
One-Pot Chicken Soup with Seasonal Vegetables

Cookbook Giveaway - A reader will be randomly chosen to win "The New 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 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, September 16, 2015.  The lucky winners are Zack Eisner, Miami Beach, Fl; and Ann Pernikoff, Brooklyn, NY.
If you just can't wait to see if you are the winner (or just want to buy the book, you can order online here:The New 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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