It is our great pleasure to come across an exceptional cookbook, but even more of a pleasure when it is written by a friend. We met Ronnie when we entered the journalistic and virtual world of food writing – now almost 10 years ago, and have learned so much from her website and books. She explores the types of foods that we have avoided, out of fear of the unknown, and she makes them unthreatening, familiar and delicious. We have made so many new food discoveries through Ronnie's expertise and inspiration.
Ronnie's love for cooking and entertaining are obvious as we read this book! Her versatile "foodie" background includes cookbook author, journalist, recipe creator, talk show host and a bunch of other food-related callings. Her food roots are deep and started early as she describes her parents as people who literally followed the adage "All who are hungry, let them come and eat".
Ronnie's recipes are fun to make and easy to follow. She envisions what dishes can be for a new generation of cooks. For example, she re-interprets her mom's classic potato salad with crispy cubes of roasted potatoes,and flavors of lemon and rosemary. She reinvents the classic chicken pot pie as a vegetable pot pie - a dish just as satisfying as the original, but minus the chicken.
The Modern Kosher Kitchen is a creative, innovative collection of 125 recipes – a fusion of new foods combined with layers of contemporary flavors. Ronnie provides easy to follow instructions and recipes we never would have attempted without her guidance. Sriracha-infused mayonnaise, crème fraiche, lemongrass, freekeh, and ponzu sauce are just some of the ingredients she shares with her readers. By the way, all of the ingredients she uses are easily found in most supermarkets.
Ronnie has personally selected 3 recipes from The Modern Kosher Kitchen for us to share with you. Do try them! She would love to know when you do and how you enjoy them, and so would we. You can reach Ronnie on her website http://ronniefein.com or on Twitter @ronnievfein
The Modern Kosher Kitchen is quite a delicious, healthful and creative adventure.
Try these recipes from the cookbook:
Panko-Crusted Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry and Pear Chutney
Honey Cashew-Cranberry Pie
Roasted Chicken Breasts with Citrus and Honey
Cookbook Giveaway - Two winners will be randomly chosen.
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 at 11:59PM, November 30, 2014. The lucky winners are Hilda Epstein, New York, NY, and Lisa Budow, Plainview, NY.
If you can't wait to see if you have won this cookbook, you may buy it here: The Modern Kosher Kitchen: More than 125 Inspired Recipes for a New Generation of Kosher Cooks