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Masala Mamas
Recipes and stories from Indian women changing their communities
through food and love

A Vegetarian, Kosher Cookbook
Lioness Publishers

Elana Sztokman, Editor

Some years ago Jacob Sztokman was in Mumbai for his position as a marketing executive, and was taken for a visit to the Kalwa slum. There he found that children, as young as five, were working instead of attending school. They needed 60 rupees each (about 80 cents) from working so that they could pay for their food each day. Sztokman went into action. Years later, he is still working to help the children of Kalwa. In collaboration with his wife Dr. Elana Sztokman this cookbook, Masala Mamas, is the latest step in this effort.

Masala Mamas is a cookbook to benefit the families of the Kalwa slum in Mumbai India. The book tells the story of an amazing group of women who are cooking and working to motivate kids to go to school, and encourage families to send them. Through the pages of this meaningful book, you will meet the Masala Mamas, 16 women who live in the Kalwa slum and are dedicating their lives to providing hot meals for kids in school. Early every morning, with love and dedication, they cook hundreds of hot, nutritious meals for the children –made from fresh local ingredients and aromatic spices. The Masala Mamas cookbook shares very personal stories and authentic recipes. As I read it, some sections brought tears, and other sections smiles. The book “is about women, friendship, social change, Indian culture, and most of all love. All through food.”

For more information on how to support this worthy organization, visit GabrielProjectMumbai.org which cares for vulnerable children and their communities in several underserved rural slums of Maharashtra, India. The project is a grassroots response to poverty, malnutrition, ill-health, hunger and child labor in India.

Try this sample recipe for Tofu Fish Masala – tested and photographed for us by Lois Held, co-founder of KosherEye.

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Millennial Kosher ...
recipes reinvented for the modern palate
By Chanie Apfelbaum, Artscroll/Shaar Press

The growing community of Kosher Food Bloggers and writers has made a difference in kosher menus and palates nationally and internationally. How people cook and what people cook has evolved and expanded due to the influence and knowledge of this amazing group of food journalists, online influencers and published cookbook authors. Since its beginning, in 2009, KosherEye has been a leader in its formation. In partnership with Esti Berkowitz and Lois Held, KosherEye developed the annual get together the KosherFEAST Media Dinner. We take pride in this achievement and how it has united, networked and transformed the world of online kosher. We are a food family!

Chanie Apfelbaum, creator of the popular blog Busy in Brooklyn is part of this ever growing group, making us even more delighted to receive her first cookbook! In Millennial Kosher, Chanie has taken her love and passion for cooking, and shared 150 recipes for the contemporary kosher home. She presents a collection of “modern, cultural, and trendy, dishes that reflect her passion for reinventing traditional foods with a Millennial vibe.” Chanie’s photographs, which accompany each recipe, are simply mouthwateringly sensational. We particularly like her chapter on staples and the section on tools and equipment. We found both humor and helpful knowledge in this chapter. Our kosher meat education was upgraded when we read the section “Guide to Kosher Meat Cookery”. Who knew that chuck eye roast, square roast, brick roast, California roast and French roast are likely the same cut, named differently according to the fancy of the butcher.

The recipes are clear, easy to follow and “creatively classic”! A few on our list to try soon-- Mile High S’Mores Pie (sounds great, doesn’t it?) Bubby’s Cabbage Soup with Flanken, Crockpot Pulled Beef, and One Bowl Honey Challah. (We’ll post pictures!)

This book will make a delicious addition to a cookbook library, whether the recipient is a Millennial or a Baby Boomer, or somewhere in between.
Try these recipes for Crockpot BBQ Pulled Beef and Quick Pickled Onions

From Chanie
“For years I’ve been posting reviews of other cookbooks on my blog, and I never imagined the day would actually come when I’d be able to post my own. Being a cookbook author has been a dream of mine for a long time, but as a mom of five, I just didn’t know how to make it work. I was waiting for the right time – when I had no babies at home, when my schedule would clear up, when I…when I…when I…. Last year, I finally decided that there’s no such thing as a good time to write a cookbook, and if I wanted to truly actualize my dream, I had to just bite the bullet and go for it! …My dreams are coming true and I am so grateful.”
You can follow the talented Chanie Apfelbaum on her blog BusyinBrooklyn.com.

 

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This Giveaway has ended. Thee lucky WINNER is Helene Wallenstein, Oceanside, NY

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Recipes For No Knead Loaves And Meals To Savor Every Slice
By Alexandra Stafford with Lisa Lowery; Photographs by Eva Kolenko
Clarkson Potter Publishing

Peasant Bread is so easy to make and so delicious, approachable even for those who have never made bread. The author, Alexandra Stafford was raised eating this bread daily. However, the recipe was a long held family secret. The legend goes that her mother Lisa Lowery refused to share it, and even misdirected friends and family as to how to make it. Eventually, Lowery relented and Alexandra put the no-knead “miracle bread” recipe on her Internet Blog, Alexandra's Kitchen, and now the pair has published a cookbook with a collection of easy-to-make breads and related dishes.

The basic no knead recipe for Peasant Bread, and variations are shared in Bread, Toast, Crumbs. The first section titled Bread is all about baking the loaves; the Toast section shares recipes on how to use bread in many popular dishes; and the third section covers how to incorporate “Crumbs” and leftover loaves into salads, soups and more… The book is appropriate for a beginner or an advanced baker, guiding the reader with precise directions and tips for optimum baking results. Do be aware that kosher substitutions are necessary for a few of the recipes.

We asked Alexandra to share some of her personal cooking and baking advice:

What are your favorite 3 must have bread-making tools for the kitchen?

1. A digital scale. A scale eliminates human error. If you put 10 people in a room and had each person scoop 4 cups of flour into a bowl, each bowl of flour would weigh a different amount. If you told the same 10 people to each put 512 grams of flour into a bowl, each bowl of flour would weigh exactly the same.

2. A spatula. I love the GIR brand because the spatulas are all one piece, which makes them easy to clean and doesn't allow food to hide in crevices.
KosherEye agrees! We love our GIR tools!

3. Cloth bowl covers. For years I used a tea towel to cover bowls of rising bread, and, of course, a tea towel still does the job well. However, I love these cloth bowl covers from Dot and Army, which stay in place and are nice to look at. Truly, just seeing them makes me happy. (KosherEye tried these and they make us happy too! We feel like we are in Bubbie’s kitchen when we cover our rising bread.)

Many of our readers make challah every week. Any challah making tips?

My friend Holly shared her challah recipe with me several years ago, and it is the only challah recipe I make now—it comes out well every time. I think part of the reason it is so good is that it calls for making a sponge (1 cup flour, 1 cup water, yeast) that sits briefly (45 minutes) before the remaining ingredients are added. Holly makes the sponge every Friday morning before dropping the kids off at school then finishes the recipe when she gets home. I posted the recipe on my blog, and a number of people have commented, noting how well it has come out for them, too. I also used Holly's base challah recipe to make babka, which was also a hit. Here is Holly's challah recipe.

Try Alexandra’s legendary family recipe for No Knead Peasant Bread.

Cookbook Giveaway - Two  readers will be randomly chosen to win the cookbook  Bread Toast Crumbs  

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, May 3, 2018.   The Winner is Beth Meister, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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In conjunction with our Bread Toast Crumbs giveaway, the creative team at DotandArmy.com
is gifting the first place cookbook winner two of their very special cloth bowl covers. These are favorites of Alexandra Stafford, and perfect for covering dough when making bread!

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From Workman Publishing

It is not often that we receive multiple cookbooks from the same publisher – and can’t wait to share news about each. None of these are “kosher” cookbooks, but we found each essential to the kosher cook or any cook. For those recipes which do not conform to kosher rules, we simply change the meat or other ingredients. If you have a question, we are happy to help you find an appropriate substitute. Email us at contactKoshereye@gmail.com

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How to Instant Pot
by Daniel Shumski, Workman Publishing

We love our Instant Pot, period. We have a 6-quart Duo, and use it regularly to pressure cook chuck, brisket, stews and top of the rib roasts. However with its 100 recipes and guides, this book has widened our repertoire. In addition to detailed, understandable usage instructions, and a chart with cooking time guidelines, there are simple recipes for caramelized onions; chili, beans, potato chowder, wild rice, quick pickled vegetables. Additionally, there is an entire slow cooker section. As one reviewer stated: This book should be in the Instant Pot packing box. We agree!
Try this recipe for Beef Barbacoa Tacos from How to Instant Pot


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The Vegetable Butcher
by Cara Mangini, Workman Publishing

This book is a must for every household that loves their vegetables; or actually, even those that do not. It is a guide on how to select, clean, cut cook and enjoy a selection of 100 vegetables from A-Z. The book is now up front, accessible and at the ready in our kitchen. We found the photographs extremely helpful and the butchery information comprehensive and easily understandable.
Try this recipe for Eggplant Steaks with Salsa Verde from The Vegetable Butcher.com


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Smashed, Mashed Boiled and Baked

by Raghavan Iyer, Workman Publishing
Potatoes are an Obsession with many, including KosherEye. We have even grown them in our garden. We fry them, boil them, roast them and top them. .. with cheese, chives, caramelized onions,..more! During Passover we search for new ways to use them. This book by James Beard award winning author Raghavan Iyer, takes us global and shares international techniques and recipes for enjoying the beloved simple potato. Including preparations for soups, salads, sides, entrees and the “ultimate French fries”. Try this recipe for Ultimate Mashed Potatoes from Smashed, Mashed, Boiled and Baked

For more information, visit Workman.com

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This giveaway has ended: The winner is: Betty Pearlman, Far Rockaway, NY


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The Healthy Jewish Kitchen
Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion
By Paula Shoyer, Sterling Epicure Publishing

This is Paula Shoyer's 4th book and contains 80 recipes focused on natural, healthful ingredients including American and Jewish classics and international dishes that reflect global food trends. The recipes are creative  dishes such as mango cole slaw, modern borscht, Brazilian cholent with collard greens, red quinoa meatballs, and "Marzipan"-like chocolate rugelach. (Marzipan is the very popular bakery in the Jerusalem shuk). There is an emphasis on whole grains, herbs, spices, and nutrient dense foods, containing reduced amounts of sugar, salt and processed foods. But, be assured, the recipes are still scrumptious!

Paula is known for her expert baking repertoire, innovative cooking and easy to follow recipes which can help every level of cook succeed in the kitchen. She shares delicious, easy to follow recipes created or re-imagined with a chef's gourmet touch. The photographs are beautiful, and help the reader visualize the recipe creations.

Try these sample recipes from The Healthy Jewish Kitchen. By the way, the baked schitzel is Passover friendly. 
Sri Lanka Rice with Dried Fruits and Nuts
Baked Schnitzel with Nut Crust

Paula Shoyer is the author of The Holiday Kosher Baker, The Kosher Baker, The New Passover Menu, and now, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen. She is a contributing writer to several publications. Paula graduated from the Ritz Escoffier pastry program in Paris, and now teaches French and Jewish baking and cooking classes in the Washington, DC area and conducts demonstrations around the world. She has appeared on Food Network's Sweet Genius and is a frequent TV news show guest.  In 2016, Paula was honored by her peers as a KosherFEAST media star. 

Visit Paula at her website Thekosherbaker.com

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This giveaway ended at 11:59PM on February 8, 2018

The winner is Jeanette Green, Cleveland, Tennessee

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