Author Archive for Sheilah Kaufman

History, Hooch and Hospitality

I love out-of-town company but for repeaters (people that come often) sometimes I run out of places to take them and ways to entertain them. Recently, I found one of the ultimate destinations. Bloomery Plantation Distillery is a 12-acre farm…

Soups for Summer

Summer is when we get to relax, enjoy good friends and serve great recipes made from fresh farm produce, and fresh seafood. Creamy Cold Cucumber Soup It is great on a hot summer night since it is light and easy,…

July’s Treats

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Churros, pictured here, are a pastry that’s fried and then dipped in homemade cinnamon sugar — a tasty treat for 
the summer.

The Donut: History, Recipes, and Lore from Boston to Berlin by Michael Krondl Chicago Review Press Culinary Historian, award-winning cooking instructor, chef, food writer and author of “Sweet Invention: History of Dessert,” Michael Krondl refreshingly and irreverently traces the origins of…

Destinations for Chocoholics

Ginger Lemon Grass Truffles You don’t have to travel the world to find great artisanal chocolates—they’re made right here by husband and wife Eric and Crisoire Reid at SPAGnVOLA in the Kentlands. Not only is this a chocolate shop and cafe,…

New Recipes, Sweets and Treats

As soon as Passover is over, I get in the mood for trying new recipes, ingredients, and of course sweets; but mainly things for family and friends.  I think you will like this selection. Mose’s Moroccan Stew Renowned jazzman Mose…

Passover Food Done Right

Here I share my favorites from best-selling author Tina Wasserman’s latest book, “Entrée to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora,” and the newly released “Entrée to Judaism for Families: Cooking and Kitchen Conversations with Children.” Wasserman hosts www.cookingandmore.com…

Comfort Foods for March

March means the beginning of spring in some parts of the world, but it is still winter in other areas. While the March winds are still blowing, enjoy these comfort foods. Then, as spring begins, enjoy the refreshing flavor of…

Cookie Time

I love cookies. I try and keep all different kinds in my freezer for company, but usually I just eat them myself. August Alfajores (Spanish Sandwich Cookies) This recipe is from my friend Linda Sendowski (www.theglobaljewishkitchen.com). The word alfajor stems from the…