I was once having a chat with a colleague at the office of one of my clients in Tel Aviv. We were talking about food and I mentioned that I keep kosher and have a kosher kitchen at home. He looked at me in shock. “But you’re so into good food!” he spluttered. “How can you be a ‘foodie’ and keep kosher as well?” I was as shocked as he was. For me, being kosher and loving good food are far from mutually exclusive. So I decided that it’s time for me to start writing about one of the things I really love – (kosher) food.
I’ve never taken a cooking course and I don’t proclaim to be a professional cook in any way. I’m a home cook who cooks for family and friends. I don’t believe in being intimidated by the gourmet chefs we see on TV, because while they have professional kitchens, years of experience and lots of training, we cook in home kitchens and have limited time and many mouths to feed. For me, successful cooking is about making tasty food that makes everyone come back for second helpings. And if it looks good in the process, that’s a great bonus.
The recipes I post will only be those I have used frequently, so I know I’m not giving out defective recipes. And of course, I’m hoping to hear from all of you – post your own versions, give your comments, tips and ideas.
I’m hoping that this blog will inspire and offer some new takes on old favorites as well as some old takes on old classics and more.