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.
Susie Fishbein strikes again ~ you've bought the others, buy this. I picked up a few autographed copies at Kosherfest to give my teens for Chanukah. Her smashed potato recipe turned into my fingerling potato appetizer. 5 stars
We've traveled the world and met many wonderful people through Joan Nathan. The adverture continues in France. Beautiful crisp photos, real time personal histories and interesting recipes. Great coffee table book, too. 5 stars
I spoke with Gil Marks at Kosherfest, asked if he remembered me from Hillel UW. I catered their Hillelfest fundraiser which featured Gil Marks after the release of his vegetarian cookbook. He remembered the 20 dobos tortes (original 7 layer cake) I had made for the event. The entire menu that evening was gleaned from cookbooks he's penned.
All that aside, I'm glad I brought an empty suitcase for the return trip home from NYC. This encyclopedia is incredible; and I would encourage some entreprenuer out there to create a Jewish Food Trivia game in conjunction with Gil. Kudos Gil for writing this masterpiece....we can all take it off our to-do lists. An attempt by anyone else at this point would be like a Hoboken Talmud. Purchase this book, study a tractate and we'll have a siyum in about 10 years.