Author Archive for Sheilah Kaufman

Lucky Me, Eating My Way Through Wonderful Events

At a recent catered event, I had a serendipitous experience: I found an amazing local caterer, Rockville-based Provisions Catering (www.cateringbyprovisions.com), and was very impressed with the luscious meal they had prepared from Michael Solomonov’s “Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking”…

Foods for Football

Of course you have to eat while the game is going on—and probably afterwards—so here are some exciting and delicious recipes to help you keep rooting for your favorite team. Ozark Pudding This is a very simple, traditional recipe, just the…

True Food Kitchen

How exciting is it when you can have fabulous food that is healthy for you? VERY! Recently True Food Kitchen, a seasonally inspired health-driven restaurant, opened in Bethesda at 7100 Wisconsin Ave. It was co-founded by the integrative medicine specialist Dr.…

Summer Entertaining Made Easy

June, July and August are full of holidays, entertaining and festivities. I love summer entertaining, sitting outside minus the gnats and mosquitoes and enjoying my family and friends. I love to cook ahead, so I don’t have any last-minute cooking to…

It’s Almost Lavender Time

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I just discovered the most engaging, beautiful cookbook: “The Art of Cooking with Lavender” by Nancy Baggett (80 recipes with 70 photos). This book will teach you how to get started cooking with lavender, how to choose it, how to harvest…

Recipes for Passover and Easter

Chef Becky Foulk’s “Cooking Soup to Nuts” offers hope, help and some wonderful recipes that can be used for Passover and Easter. This cookbook, full of easy, mouthwatering dishes and color photos, was written to honor Becky’s mother and to support…

Scallops

Scallops

I was about 25 years old when I was introduced to scallops.  I was taking French cooking classes, and one of the first recipes we made was Coquilles Saint-Jacques/Scallops in White Wine Sauce.  It was love at first bite. Along with developing a love…

Wonderful Things About Russia … Its Food

Darra Goldstein is a college professor in Russian studies, a world-renowned food scholar, and an award-winning cookbook author. She has written at least a dozen books, including “A La Russe: A Cookbook of Russian Hospitality,” “High Society Dinners: Dining in Tsarist Russia,”…