Category: Kaufman’s Kitchen

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…

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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.…

Persian Cuisine and Beyond

Photo | Submitted Georgian Walnut and Eggplant Rolls

Persian cuisine is ancient, and it adapted as well as inspired the cuisines of many ancient countries and cultures. It borrowed spices and recipes from India, ancient Greece and Rome, and influenced recipes of Turkish and Iranian dishes. At times,…

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A New Item to Enhance Your Holidays Love this new product of Pure Lemon Paste from Nielsen-Massey. One tablespoon is a slightly sweeter substitute for one teaspoon of lemon extract and can be used in place of lemon juice and…

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Seasonal and Regional Favorites With the abundance of fresh produce that summer brings, I always try and find new recipes using ingredient combinations that are unusual but sound exciting to my taste buds. Recently I discovered “A Recipe for Cooking”…

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Reinventing Great Ethnic Foods I have noticed recently that many ethnic cuisines are trying to update older, traditional recipes to make them more healthful and fun. “Millennial Kosher: Recipes Reinvented for the Kosher Palate” by Chanie Apfelbaum (Artscroll/Shaar Press, 2018)…