COOKBOOK REVIEWS by NORENE GILLETZ   ARTICLES by NORENE GILLETZ  
A Blessing of Bread has more than 60 impeccably tested recipes, old and new, for challah and other Sabbath and holiday loaves, plus an exploration of the rich symbolism of their history and the rituals governing their baking and eating.

Adventures in Jewish Cooking
If you are you tired of the same old brisket and kugel, you will be inspired by Jeffrey Nathan's innovative, passionate approach to kosher cooking.

The Baker's Dozen Cookbook
This tip-packed book contains the collective experiences and favorite recipes of some of the most respected and accomplished bakers in the business.

Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts is a delightful, easy-to-follow kid’s cookbook, with simple, scrumptious dessert recipes that any kid can make.

The Best of Betterbaking.com, 175 Classic Recipes from the Beloved Baker's Website
by Marcy Goldman
This wonderful collection of recipes is based on her popular website, www.betterbaking.com. Marcy collaborated with her webmaster, Yvan Huneault, to create this appealing cookbook, which is packed with Marcy's expert insight into ingredients, equipment and techniques.

Chocolate (From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers)
by Nick Malgieri
The subtitle describes the book perfectly! Winner of the 1998 Julia Child Cookbook Award, Baking Category, this is a must-have for everyone's cookbook shelf. The colored photographs are almost good enough to eat! 

Cook and Color
Packing your child’s lunch box is a struggle for most parents, but not for Shellie Sefton! Her children’s lunch boxes always come back empty and she constantly gets phone calls from other moms who ask her how she does it.

Cooking Kindness: Heroes in the Kitchen The proceeds benefit Israel Cancer Research Fund. A compilation of more than 200 recipes from Gloria’s family, friends and colleagues. Forty-four people contributed their favourite recipes to the book. 

Crowning Elegance: A Kosher Culinary Experience is a unique compilation of extraordinary dishes, with nearly 300 recipes, many with wine recommendations. Out of Print

Divine Kosher Cuisine brings Kosher cooking to the 21st century, with recipes ranging from traditional to trendy, plus many creative new spins on old favorites for everyday, holidays or entertaining.

Eat, Drink and Weigh Less is not about what you can’t eat, it’s about what you can! Eat, Drink and Weigh Less is about making simple changes in your daily diet decisions. These small changes add up to big weight loss. 

Elegant Dairy-Free Entertaining
Dr. Patricia Morales Fine experimented tirelessly and eventually created Elegant Dairy-Free Entertaining. In the comprehensive cookbook, Fine dispels the myth that rich and creamy recipes have to include dairy foods. She offers excellent alternatives to traditional dairy-laden recipes and includes many new recipes that will become family favourites.

Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Healthy Cookbook Tips for healthier eating for stuck-in-their-ways adults by Phyllis Pellman Good

Fix-it and Forget-it Cookbook: Revised & Updated: 700 Great Slow Cooker Recipes by Phyllis Pellman Good. This excerpt includes 5 Tips for Using Your Slow Cooker: A Friendly Year-Round Appliance.

Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking by Leah Schapira has more than 170 scrumptious, uncomplicated dishes for the kosher cook, using ordinary ingredients to create extraordinary meals. Fabulous, full-colour photos throughout.

Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour When I opened award-winning author Peter Berley’s book I was hooked. Here was an incredibly busy chef, teacher and family man who spoke my language. Berley understands how little free time most people have these days to cook healthy, hearty dinners made from fresh, flavour-packed ingredients.

Gatherings: Creative Kosher Cooking from Our Families to Yours contains over 300 recipes, wonderful Passover dishes, magnificent photos, lots of sidebars and tips. All the recipes were triple-tested. Gatherings is available both wholesale and retail.

The Golden Gate Diet is one of the most interesting books that appeared on my desk by Adam Brook, M.D., Ph.D, a Harvard-educated surgeon and weight loss authority. The diet Dr. Brook has developed is easy to follow and doesn’t call for extreme measures.

Great Book of Chocolate
David Lebovitz is a chocolate maven. He nibbles chocolate every day – and he thinks you should, too! Lebovitz not only writes about the history of chocolate, he also provides resources for chocolate-lovers and presents the health benefits of chocolate.

Grill! Here are four scrumptious recipes ideal for summertime grilling to help you achieve perfectly cooked food on the grill and in the grill pan.

Grill Power by Holly Rudin-Braschi
This comprehensive, tip-packed guide is filled with a wealth of information on the use and care of all styles of electric grills.

The Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook: Traditional Recipes from Contemporary Kosher Kitchens
Based on the Jewish festival calendar, the book is divided seasonally.  There are introductions and personal reminiscences by several well-known Jewish authors, including Joan Nathan, Claudia Roden and Steven Raichlin. Edited by Joan Michel

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day provides recipes for Black and White Braided Pumpernickel/Rye, 100 per cent Whole Wheat Bread, Garlic Knots with Olive Oil, Braided Challah with Whole Wheat and Wheat Germ, and Chocolate Espresso Whole Wheat Bread.

The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook - recipes seasoned with bittersweet memories
An unforgettable cookbook filled with memories of survival along with treasured family recipes

In the Sweet Kitchen - The Definitive Guide to the Baker's Pantry by Regan Daley
Daley provides excellent information and tips on baking, ingredients and substitutions. There are 140 scrumptious recipes and color photos.

Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited In his poignant introduction, Arthur Schwartz invites his readers to join him on a wonderful, mouth-watering and sentimental journey through the memory-filled pages of his newest cookbook.

Kitchen For Kids
If you are looking for amazing recipes your children can really make then get them a copy of Kitchen for Kids by Jennifer Low (Whitecap). Low, a busy mother of two young children, is the food editor of House & Home magazine.

The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-Free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy contains a huge selection of amazing pareve recipes for every day or any special occasion. 

Kosher by Design Entertains
This is definitely not your typical Kosher cookbook. You’ll find over 250 innovative, inspired recipes, including Tri-Colored Matzo Balls, Mexican Gefilte Fish ... Hazelnut and Honey Crusted Veal Chop, and Triple Chocolate Explosion.

Levana's Table, Kosher Cooking for Everyone by Levana Kirschenbaum
Levana Kirschenbaum has delighted New Yorkers with her bakery, restaurant, catering and cooking classes for over 20 years. Now she shares her kosher recipes and kitchen wisdom with cooks all over the world.

The Low-Carb Barbecue Book contains over 200 mouthwatering low-carb grilling recipes that will make your summer sizzle! Each chapter focuses on a specific component of barbecue, including marinades, rubs, mopping sauces, side dishes, meat, poultry, grilled vegetables - even dessert. Many recipes can be adapted for the Kosher cook.

Low-Carb Meals in Minutes / More Low-Carb Meals in Minutes
Linda Gassenheimer, the author of these two best-selling low-carbohydrate cookbooks, offers up some delicious, sensible, safe solutions for effective weight loss.

Perfect Passover Side Dishes New for February 2013

About Purim

A Healthy Harvest of Celebrations

A is for Apples: A-peel-ing Apple Desserts

All A-board the Magical Matzoh for a Memorable Meal!

Back to school: prepare for the lunch bunch

Baking Up Some Sweet Memories

Berry Special Food Memories 

Chanukah Delights

Chefs Select Passover Secrets

Citrus Roast Turkey

Cooking Israeli-Style - Sharing Food with Friends!

Creative Gift Baskets for Purim

Everyone loves latkes!

Food for Savvy Family Travel

Food for Shabbat

Food for Sukkot

Food for Yom HaAtzma-ut

Food Memories of Passovers Past

Freeze with Ease for your High Holiday Celebrations

From My Healthy Kitchen to Yours

Gathering Round the Holiday Table

Gather Round the Grill

Gefilte fishing the easy way

Great Grilled Vegetables

Happy New You!

Heart Health in a Nutshell: What Walnuts Can Do for You by Janet Bond Brill Ph.D. R.D., LDN

How to Write and Publish a Cookbook

Israel's 60th Birthday Celebration - and the "Eat" Goes On! 

Kid-Friendly Passover Dishes that are too good to Pass-over!

Lighten up for Chanukah

Lots of Latkes

Luscious Low Carb Passover Side Dishes from my Pan-pals' Kitchens

Make your own Chocolate Cake Mix

Memories of Matzo Balls - Chicken Soup for the Bowl!

Menu from the Mavens Offers New Twists for a Sweet New Year

Monita Olive reviews "Healthy Helpings"

Mother's Day Celebration Made Easy

Pan-Pals Share Favorite High Holidays Recipes over the Miles

Pan Pals Share Favourite Vegetarian Passover Recipes

Pan Pals Share Rosh Hashanah Food Memories

Pan-Pals Share Their Passover Fare

Pareve Purim Treats

Purim Pleasures Fit for a Queen (or a Jewish Princess)

Purim Then and Now

Quick, Easy & Healthy Recipes for Time-Starved Families

Remove those Red Wine Stains

The Right Way to Write Recipes

Say Cheese!

Season's Eatings!

Shaking the Salt Habit!

Sharing Food with Friends

Shavuot - Such Dairy Good Memories!

Ship-Shape Shopping

The Thrill of Grilling

Tips for Passover

Too Hot to Cook?

Turkey Talk

Understanding Jewish Holidays

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COOKBOOK REVIEWS cont'd

Low-Carb 1-2-3
Rozanne Gold believes in simplicity when it comes to cooking. A professional chef, Gold is the best-selling author of nine cookbooks, including the award-winning 1-2-3 series of three-ingredient cookbooks.

Margaret's Table - Easy Cooking & Inspiring Entertaining
by Margaret Dickenson
This beautiful book contains 180 personally created recipes, 6 of which have won international awards in three different competitions, and 25 menus.

Melting Pot Memories by Judy Bart Kancigor
This book is a collection of 600 recipes from 159 members of the Rabinowitz family.

Olive Trees and Honey: A Treasury of Vegetarian Recipes from Jewish Communities Around the World
This outstanding collection of 300 vegetarian dishes has been woven together with cultural and historical details that will intrigue armchair travellers, history buffs and cooks alike.

One Smart Cookie by Julie Van Rosendaal
Over 200 recipes for your favorite cookies, squares, brownies and biscotti...trimmed of fat, but not of flavor!

Panache: Montreal’s Flair for Kosher Cooking  is an exceptional collection of more than 175 mouth-watering Kosher recipes from some of Montreal’s best cooks. You’ll find delicious recipes for starters, soups, hors d’oeuvres, main courses and desserts.

The Passionate Vegetarian is beautifully written, packed with over 1,000 fabulous, meatless recipes that will intrigue you and tempt you, whether or not you are vegetarian.  

Passover Cookery by Joan Kekst
This book contains an excellent collection of traditional and contemporary recipes, with many low-fat, low-cholesterol dishes, Passover substitutions, plus color photos.

Peace, Love and Barbecue contains a unique collection of recipes, photographs, and behind-the-scenes stories from legendary pitmaster Mike Mills, the unrivalled king of barbecue. Mills shares his passion for America's favorite cuisine - its intense smoky flavors, its lore and traditions, and its wild cast of characters.

Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride by Reyna Simnegar will inspire you to broaden your culinary horizons and enter the wonderful world of Persian food, simplified. Easily available options are listed if you are unable to find some ingredients.

The Sonoma Diet Two delicious grilled dishes for your summertime eating enjoyment from Dr. Connie Peraglie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D., a leading nutrition expert. 

The South Beach Diet Parties & Holidays Cookbook: Healthy Recipes for Entertaining Family And Friends Entertaining doesn’t mean giving up the foods you love!
Review Part 1: Here are some delicious appetizers for your holiday pleasure!
Review Part 2: Healthy recipes for Chanukah

Superfoods for Babies and Children is an excellent resource, with more than 130 kid-friendly recipes plus terrific tips on nutrition for each stage of your child’s development. 

Sweet Freedom: Desserts You’ll Love without Wheat, Eggs, Dairy or Refined Sugar If you follow a special diet for health reasons such as food sensitivities or allergies or are committed to a healthier diet and lifestyle, there’s no need to sacrifice your favorite sweet indulgences.

12 Best Cookbook: Over 200 Delicious Recipes Featuring the 12 Healthiest Foods shows you how easy and delicious it can be to enjoy and prepare superfoods containing the most potent micronutrients in an easily digestible way.

The Ultimate New York Diet provides advice on how to make healthy choices at all types of restaurants, so you can eat out every night. There is also a guilt-free cheat day that allows you to splurge.

Weber's Big Book of Grilling by Jamie Purviance et al
If you want to be a grilling guru, check this out. You'll master smoke cooking, grilling safety and indirect cooking (arranging the fire on either side of the food to roast it instead of broil it).

 

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