Corn fritters with pulled brisket and spicy jicama slaw

I am constantly striving to develop new recipes for appetizers for my family and guests, as well as for my catering business. In addition to being tasty, I want the dishes to look scrumptious as well – since, as the expression goes, “you eat with your eyes”. The combination of the corn with the pulled […]

Honey Teriyaki Cutlets (pargiyot)

This summer I am going back to school! Well, that would be chef’s school. I wanted to brush up on some of my culinary training, as well as learning new techniques. I will be attending the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA). During the summer months, CKCA, which calls Flatbush its home, will open a […]

perfect summer time salad- Goat cheese salad with raspberry dressing

I love goat cheese in any shape or form. I have melted it into sauces, spread it on bread, or crumbled it on top of pasta. My favorite way to eat it, is in this salad. I make croutons out of the goat cheese and eat it with this delicious salad. I recently discovered the […]

Seudat Shlisheet and my favorite salads

The question has been raised: why do many people call the third meal of Shabbat “Shalosh Seudos” — which really means “three meals” in Hebrew, rather than “Seudat Shilishit” – which means the third meal and would be more fitting. Rabbi Yeshaya Siff, of the Young Israel of Manhattan, once explained that when we eat […]

Pesto Alfredo with Goat Cheese

Many of my readers know of my obsession with goat cheese. With that in mind, I wanted to create an exciting new recipe for Shavuot combining two of my family’s favorite flavors: pesto and goat cheese. Goat cheese has become very popular in the past few years — especially popular among elderly and children who […]

Asian Flanken Ribs

Last week on my radio show “Table for Two” on the Nachum Segal Network, I joined up with another host of the Network, Mark Zomick. Mark hosts The Stunt Show and we did a mash-up of our two shows. We broadcasted our show from Mark’s backyard and barbecued all kinds of meats to show our […]

Passover Sushi with Cauliflower or Quinoa

Who doesn’t want to eat sushi all the time, right?? For the last 20 years sushi has become a staple at every Jewish simcha and kiddush.  Everyone seems to flock around the sushi station and fill up their plates. But for Pesach, we feel the loss of not eating sushi for 8 days because rice […]

Mandel bread (Pesach Biscotti)

For the last few years I have been a personal chef to many lovely families. Each Pesach season I look forward to our family reunion, when I move into their kitchen and whip up their pesach menus.  This recipe for mandel bread has become my most requested recipe. This year alone my team and I […]

Pastrami Hamentashen

Everyone knows how much I love meat.  Here is my Pastrami Hamentashen recipe that was inspired by my friend Leah Schapira of CookKosher. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth but but this recipe fills the need to make the iconic triangle shaped food we all eat on Purim.  Mine you don’t have to wait […]

Gefilte Fish Hamentashen

I don’t have a very sweet tooth so, hence, I am not a big baker. Some of our holidays, such as Purim, involve baking dessert foods (i.e., Hamentashen). I decided to come up with a savory way to use this iconic cookie as the appetizer part of my dinner, rather than serving it for dessert. […]