Thanksgiving Menu 2019

When I plan parties, especially big family dinners, I have a method. Step One: Focus Keeping the party focused helps to make everything flow most naturally. A central theme or specific inspiration helps with honing the focus in. For this year's meal, I was inspired by the multi-course Thanksgiving menu in the White House cookbook … Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu 2019

Honoring the food of my readers: Israeli falafel and ptitim salad

Falafel. Glorious falafel. Although Egypt can be credited as the origin of this dish, I believe falafel is a true Israeli national dish. I served this with a salad and you can have them in a pita if you are bread kings and queens like my kiddos. These particular falafel really celebrate sesame seeds and … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Israeli falafel and ptitim salad

Honoring the food of my readers: Kazakh Shalgam

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked nation, geographically split bridging continental Europe and Asia. This intercontinental trait has enhanced and enriched the culture of this Eurasian country. This duality along with the traditional nomadic lifestyle of historic Kazakhstan has influenced the cuisine. Lacking access to human food grade horse meat meant that I couldn't make … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Kazakh Shalgam