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