Author: Sheilah Kaufman

Who Knew? A Diet for a Healthy Brain

As we get older, we have moments when we forget why we walked into a room or where we put the car keys.  We may worry that these are signs of dementia or worse. Worry no more! Enjoy these recipes from “The Brain Boosting Diet: Feed Your Memory” by Norene Gilletz.

Healthy Bones: How to Build Them for Life and Keep Them Healthy

All of the following is excerpted from “Healthy Bones: Build Them for Life: The Food-for-Bones Cookbook” edited by Paula Jacobson and Sheilah Kaufman for the Osteoporosis Foundation. Copies of the book are available on store.nof.org. Many of us have heard…

Slow Food

Slow Food is an organization I believe in. It envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. Recently I attended…

Kaufman’s Kitchen: ‘Just Peachy’

In Maryland, our wonderfully capricious weather lets us hold on to that summertime feeling into fall. “Just Peachy” by Belinda Smith-Sullivan (Gibbs-Smith 2019) will help you preserve those warm summer vibes even when fall truly arrives. This beautiful cookbook has…

The Mediterranean Diet Can Help Keep You Healthy

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about what we should eat to stay healthy. But recently, U.S. News & World Report set the record straight when it named Mediterranean-style eating the Best Diet Overall alongside the DASH…

Explore Food of the Italian South

In most cultures, exploring food means exploring history, and the Italian south has plenty of both to offer. Most people think of tomato-based sauces with pasta as being representative of all of Italy and “Italian food,” but this is not…

Kaufman’s Kitchen

The Season With Many Reasons to Celebrate This is the time of year with so many reasons to celebrate. It’s the time of year for outdoor eating: picnics, parties and barbecues. For me, it’s the time of year for baking…

Great Dishes for Passover and Easter

There is something here for Jews and Christians to celebrate their holidays with, so good eating and happy holiday. Roasted Turkey Breast with Fennel When visitors to Los Angeles think of food in the city, they think Beverly Hills, Santa…

‘Bread & Beauty’ Tells Stories of Local Food

Photo | Submitted Plum Upside-Down Cake

The cookbook “Bread & Beauty, A Year in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve,” created by independent writer Claudia Kousoulas and project coordinator Ellen Letourneau, is about more than food. Besides terrific recipes, it is full of profiles, essays and beautiful photographs.…