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Hi! Thank you for stopping by to watch me, Leah, cook kosher. I've been the owner operator of my boutique catering firm in Seattle, Leah's Catering, for the past 14 years.
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We are consistently voted "The Best Kosher Caterer" by local JTNews readers. Since my Orthodox conversion 18 years ago, I am dedicated to elevating the expectations consumers have about kosher food. The community has been supportive of my catering service in a way that goes beyond business as usual.

It is my good fortune to be from Seattle, a city renown for its foodies and eclectic social conscience. Within this Jewish community, we have a long-standing Ashkenazi and Separdi blend of food and ritual. I learn from some of the best Jewish mothers in the city ~ young and old! Through the pages of this website and over time, I look forward to expanding my own learning of the foods Jews eat; classic and trendy, vegetarian and vegan, gluten-free and dairy free.....and, all kosher.

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All aspects of Jewish life are expressed with food, both traditional and trendy. Kashrut adds layers of holiness and meaning. Join me in a community of Jewish cooks who are excited to share their regional specialties and global perspectives on food in a Jewish context. Become a Supporting Member ~ its' FREE! Build your profile, share your recipes and feel free to contact me with questions, requests and comments. 

May we all be blessed for the love we share through food ~ Leah

 

Leon Israel Bakes - and ROCKS!
Posted: October 2, 2012

The first days of Sukkot are just over; dry weather with only a hint of fall in the air grace the day while the golden orb of a harvest moon shoots light through the pine boughs of the sukkah. Yontif couldn't be more perfect. I find myself wishing that I didn't have to work chol moed. Too bad, we're working every minute that isn't yontif proper or Shabbat. Ignoring my phone messages tonight but going through emails, I happen upon one sent by a reader in Florida.

Leon Israel sends me a photo of some of his holiday baking; awesome Sephardic style challah rolls and biscochos. They are beautiful; I truly see the love that shapes the dough. Leon writes that he has been making biscochos for 50 years ~ seriously, Leon and his baked goods rock. Thanks for making my yontif!

Leon Israel

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