Kaufman’s Kitchen

History, Hooch and Hospitality

I love out-of-town company but for repeaters (people who 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…

July’s Treats

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…

Destinations for Chocoholics

Guinness Chocolate Truffles I recently obtained a copy of “Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate, Volume I,” by Doreen Pendgracs. As a chocoholic, I am always looking for places to find new versions of my favorite comfort food – dark, bittersweet…

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…

A Spectacular Holiday Dish

When I was in Wichita, Kan., I had the great fortune to dine at Ya Ya’s EuroBistro, where among other fabulous dished I ordered Roasted Chicken Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce. I wanted to lick the plate and order more,…

Foods to Keep You Healthy

Figgy Demerara Snacking Cake? Whatever Greens You’ve Got Salad? I want all of it! Melissa Clark’s smart, welcoming style and love of food infuse her wonderful cookbook, Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can’t Wait to Make. It…