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Kosher by Design Teens and 20-Somethings: Cooking for the Next Generation

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

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    Nutritious and delicious

    If you've ever had a kitchen full of teens crowding your kitchen wanting to bake or cook, you'll certainly be wowed by this cookbook. One of the things that was immediately apparent to me was the wide variety of recipes to suit every palate. For example, there was a fabulous recipe for peanut butter and banana French toast, but also one for a Tex-Mex salad. It isn't always easy to find a cookbook that will please so many people, but this one will. This is a book that you can purchase as an introduction to cooking for your 'tween or give it as a gift for people of all generations. Perhaps you are worried about purchasing a cookbook when you have someone in your household with special dietary needs. You'll be pleasantly surprised when you see colorful arrows directly to the left of each recipe indicating which group of people will not only be able to prepare the recipe, but also eat it. Each category is well defined in the front of the book, giving the young cook enough information to be able to cook for friends with special needs. The recipes, which are well represented in each category include "signs" for these groups. In the front of the book are suggestions for preparation, setting up, cleaning up, shopping, planning menus, equipment needed, and additional notes of "safe food habits." Each recipe is accompanied by a mouth-watering photograph of the finished product. Basic categories include starters, munchies, soups, salads, poultry, meats, fish, pasta, dairy, side dishes, desserts, and some very nice suggestions as to how to create a party using some of these recipes. There are now seven cookbooks in "The Kosher by Design" series. There are more than nine-hundred recipes and soon an index of them will go up on the Kosher by Design Website as a free download. Quill says: This nutritious and delicious variety of recipes is geared toward the younger set, but in my estimation this is not just your average cookbook . . . it's way above average, a cookbook that anyone would love to have!

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

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    Much More Than a Cookbook

    Susie Fishbein is one wise lady. Not only has she created a cookbook for Kosher preparation of meals, but she has also brought us all up to par on the current trends in preparing meals no matter what age group or style of cooking is involved. This is a wonderfully illustrated book of scores of excellent recipes, each balanced, each accompanied by advice , each nutritionally sound, and each sure to please even the most junkfood addicted palate. She opens this very generous book with guides to preparation, setting up, cleaning up - emphasizing the lack of need for extraneous gadgets to accomplish the finished product of the coming recipes. She then discusses how to shop for the menus in this cookbook, how to deal with special needs diets (vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free) and how to pay attention to ingredients in general. The the fun begins: page after page of easy to follow recipes, illustrated beautifully, for 'starters', munchies, soups and salads, poultry and meat, fish, pasta, and dairy, side dishes and desserts. And to make the book complete for the new young cook she then outlines the indices for creating successful parties. The presentation could not be more helpful and Fishbein's little comments here and there make this a fun book to browse and read as well as to be a solid resource from which to learn cooking. A perfect addition to the kitchen of young people and a fine idea for gift giving! Grady Harp

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