Prepping for Passover with Chef Laura Frankel
What a culinary treat! KosherEye friend, Chef Laura Frankel is giving a Passover cooking class – lucky Chicago! If you live in the area, do try and attend.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – 6:30 pm
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership, Chicago, IL
$25 | $18 for Spertus members
Please call for group rates.
Includes take–home copies of the featured recipes.
Buy tickets now! Or call 312.322.1773
Are you a Passover veteran, planning your first seder, or somewhere in between? Let Chef Laura Frankel show you how to put together a fun and delicious Passover! Learn creative, delectable, versatile recipes for seders and all through the festival.
Following the program, Chef Laura will sign copies of her books, Jewish Cooking for All Seasons and Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes, available for purchase.
Chef Laura Frankel is Executive Chef for Spertus Kosher Catering and the author of the Chosen Bites column in the Jerusalem Post. Chef Laura is a passionate teacher who has made it her mission to reimagine and revitalize the diverse and delicious traditions of Jewish cooking. She has written two books, Jewish Cooking for All Seasons and Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes, both available at the Spertus Shop.
For more information, Spertus.edu.
Cherry Heering Chocolate Bark
If you are searching for one last luscious item to add to your Purim Basket, to serve at your Seudah, or just need an easy dessert for Shabbos or a festive event, look no further. You and your guests will enjoy this four ingredient, no bake, Heering Chocolate Bark dessert. And we promise, the secret is safe with us...no one will ever know how simple this recipe is to make.
Edible Armored Mud Balls
Purim or Everyday Fun!
Our friend, Paula, who blogs as Americana the Beautiful is on a one year road trip, experiencing and photographing the wonders, festivals and sights of the USA. In addition to her amazing posts, she shares recipes and food discoveries with us. As Paula travels from sea to shining sea in her RV, we are riding along with her, vicariously of course, but reading every word of her blog. Safe travels Paula, and hope that you pick up some new "riders" at americanathebeautiful.org.
Armored Mud Balls are the Badlands version of natural snowballs. They form when water washes down a streambed and starts to roll sticky clay into a round shape. As the ball continues to tumble, it picks up more and more little pebbles, mud and rock making layers of "armor."
Use the same principles to make your own tasty version. What a clever Purim treat for your western themed mishloach manot baskets. Add a bandana, a cowboy hat, some kosher beef jerky, and maybe a beer – and you're all set "pardner"!
Cooking Camp at Yavneh
Kosher culinary retreat in New Hampshire
June 2nd - 5th, 2013 at the Camp Yavneh Retreat Center
Best food pairings
How to prepare vegetables like a pro
Impress with dessert – baking and decorating
Cooking ethnic like it's your own nationality
Serving to impress – How to make your platters and plates show off
Special guest - author who will not only show you highlights from her cookbook, but will offer signed copies.
Classes limited to 12 participants so everyone can get hands on experience. Limited to the first 45 participants
All classes will be led by accomplished chefs who have superior skills and the ability to make learning dynamic.
Cooking camp will also include:
• Wine and food pairing event
• Cooking competition where you are the contestants
• Social time with a diverse group of people
• Quiet walks around the lake led by our staff
• Field trip to the local goat soap farm and store
• Optional trip to a famous local ceramics factory and store
All-inclusive price for this kosher culinary retreat is $850 per person
Second person in room – Not participating in program $450.
Camp Yavneh in Northwood NH is only 90 minutes from Boston and 35 minutes to the Manchester NH airport. Additionally, if you wish to make a longer trip out of this, camp is conveniently located 35 minutes to the Maine coast and New Hampshire and Maine coastal beaches. Accommodations range from deluxe hotel style rooms with private bath to shared bunks. Housing is assigned on a first come first serve basis.
For more information contact:
See what others have had to say about Camp Yavneh
Purim Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky — author and illustrator of more than 20 books for kids— a delightful Purim coloring page. Just print the page
and your "little" artists will create a masterpiece..., and will have such fun! And while you are visiting Ann's website, please browse and view her wonderful Judaic artwork.
To print: Purim Coloring Page
New Kitchen Faucet from Israel
There are many Jewish households that hesitate to purchase a single handled kitchen faucet – to avoid inadvertently turning on the water heater, which is forbidden on Shabbat.
However a new faucet from Israel solves that problem with a simple switch, which can be turned on just before Shabbat, similar to activating the Sabbath mode on a refrigerator!
According to Rick Glickman kitchen designer, the faucet presently is available exclusively at Dream Kitchens. The company is offering KosherEye readers a special price of $475 plus shipping. The list price is $554. If ordering, mention the word: Kosher.
Please check with your rabbinical advisor to ensure that this faucet is appropriate for your Shabbos use.
We would never ever, ever write in a book, except in a cookbook of course. Do you treasure those scribbles in your family heirloom cookbooks? We do! The margin notes, known as marginalia are priceless especially when they are notes from mothers, grandmothers and cherished family members. The New York Times agrees, and published this not-to-be missed article by Kate Murphy. Between the Recipes, Scribbles Speak Volumes
Do let us know what priceless handwritten treasures you have found in your heirloom cookbooks, and send us photos of those pages!
Expired Food Products
As we approach Passover, many kosher consumers face the choice of what to keep and what to toss. We think that this excerpt of an article we found in Consumer Reports is very helpful. If you subscribe to Consumer Reports, (we do), we suggest reading the entire feature.
How to read labels:
When manufacturers stamp a pack date on packaged food, they can use one of two codes: a calendar date — in month date year format (Jan, 31,2012 would be 013112) or a Julian date, in which each day of the year is numbered from 001 to 365. Jan. 31 would read as "0031". A pack date is not the same as a "use by" date, but it can help rotate goods to use the older ones first.
And what about canned goods? Consumer Reports could not find a food manufacturer that would recommend eating outdated versions of their canned goods, even when the can is intact.
Kosher BBQ from Corky's in Memphis
As a fundraiser for the Margolin Hebrew Academy of Memphis, and, just in time for Purim, world famous CORKY'S BBQ is shipping KOSHER hickory smoked ribs, brisket, beans and sauce throughout the U.S.
To order or for more information, visit Corky's BBQ.
Tu B'shvat Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky — illustrator and children's book author — another delightful creation, a Tu B'shvat Coloring page for the kids. The details are wonderful! Just print the page and let your "little" artists create a masterpiece; they will have such fun! While you are visiting Ann's website, please browse and view her wonderful Judaic art work.