Author: Sheilah Kaufman

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…

New Ideas for the Jewish Holidays or Just for Great Eating

Quick Chicken Pho This is a great variation on the obligatory chicken soup usually served for most Jewish holidays. Delight friends and family with this recipe from “The Pho Cookbook” by Andrea Nguyen. The keys to this streamlined approach to pho include…

Refreshing Recipes for Hot Summer Days & Nights

It seems like I have known Judy Harris for as long as I have been a cooking teacher, award-winning cookbook author, food editor, and culinary lecturer. She is one of the first people I took classes from, and I still…

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

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

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,”…

Treats for Your Valentine

Say “I love you” with these wonderful new treats served to your family and loved ones for Valentine’s Day. Not all treats have to be full of sugar or chocolate, but I have to have my chocolate since it is…