“The Iraqi Table” review

“The Iraqi Table” beautifully captures the essence of Iraq’s diverse cuisine, from street food to celebrations, in over 100 approachable recipes.

The Modern Kosher Kitchen

Ronnie Fein’s Modern Kosher Kitchen will revitalize your meals with a healthy dose of whole grains and international influences!

“Perfect for Pesach” review

Naomi Nachman grew up in Australia watching her mother and grandmother prepare weekly feasts for her family. She started her own kosher personal chef business The Aussie Gourmet to provide kosher meals for families within Long Island’s Five Towns. In 2007, she created a Culinary Arts program at Camp Dina and is the director of…

Ocean Greens: Explore the World of Edible Seaweed and Sea Vegetables

In my very first introduction to Japanese culture and language in fifth grade, our sensei handed out nori snacks – those crunchy, salty potato chip impostors beloved in Korea, Japan, and now the United States. Twelve-year-old me had grown up on hearty Polish comfort foods like pierogi and kasha and my taste buds weren’t quite…

Kamakura and Himeji

For the long weekend last weekend, I had a jam-packed itinerary planned that included a daylong photography workshop in Kamakura followed by two nights in Himeji. Although the weather forecast initially promised clouds and rain, it was a gorgeous day to photograph the plum blossoms and many temples. After a four-hour train ride, I arrived…

“Palestine on a Plate” – Cooking with love

Over the last 10 years, I’ve taught hundreds of students from the Middle East: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Qatar, UAE, Iraq, Kuwait. Bedouins and poets, engineers and pilots, all ended up in my classroom, and we bonded over a love of good food, culture, and stories shared over tiny cups of aromatic, cardamom-laced Saudi coffee,…

Traditional Jewish Baking

As a longtime fan of Anne Taintor and the Brass Sisters, I love anything that combines my love for retro / vintage style with nostalgic and heirloom recipes. Carine Goren, self-taught baker and popular Israeli TV host / cookbook author, combines both of these with aplomb. In “Traditional Jewish Baking,” Carine has taken beloved classics…

The Asian Slow Cooker

Kelly Kwok, founder of “Life Made Sweeter,” has unlocked the secret to delicious restaurant-style stir fries, noodles, curries, and desserts just like those you get from your favorite Chinese, Thai, or Korean restaurants, but without the sinkful of dirty dishes and piles of pots and pans! You’ll find all your Chinese favorites like Beef and Broccoli,…

BundtLust’s Top Cookbooks of 2016!

It’s with great pleasure that I give you my annual cookbook roundup; for the third year running, these are my favorite tried-and-true cookbook releases from the United States, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. I generally wait to read other “Best of…” cookbook roundups after completing my own so my choices are not potentially biased. Also, these…