This fall Jamie Geller, hailed as the “Jewish Rachael Ray” by the New York Times and founder and editor of Joy of Kosher.com, will be launching her third cookbook, JOY OF KOSHER (Hardcover; $30, ISBN: 9780062207821), set to debut in October 2013 just in time for The Jewish New Year, Chanukah, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! I can offer you a Sneak Peak of the upcoming cookbook with a preview of her new recipes, galleys, and an interview to learn the story and inspiration behind JOY OF KOSHER.
With millions of people nationwide celebrating Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas, JOY OF KOSHER couldn’t have come at a better time. As one of the only and newest Kosher cookbooks to be published by William Morrow of Harper Collins, a national retailer, keeping Kosher is becoming a mainstream lifestyle focused on maintaining health - with gluten free, dairy free, and quick and kosher options, there’s something for everyone! While millions have incorporated this way of thinking about the food into their lives, Geller herself wasn't always kosher. Raised on take-out, it wasn't until her mid-twenties that she gravitated to Jewish observance, a lifestyle dropped by her family over the generations. When she married her husband, she was dubbed the “Bride Who Knew Nothing” and was clueless about cooking.
By joining his family, which meant celebrating more than a hundred traditional festival meals annually, Geller took on the challenge and went above and beyond. Determined to show everyone that she had what it takes, Geller didn’t just learn how to cook—she wrote two bestselling cookbooks, “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” and “Quick and Kosher: Meals In Minutes,” and founded the Kosher Media Network, magazines, a popular website and even a television show.
In her new book, Geller stresses that if she can put really good food on the table, anyone can. The book will feature 100 of her absolute best recipes with creative twists – from “Dress it Up” options for crafting gorgeous dishes to entertain and lure in even the pickiest guests to a “Dress it Down” option for casual everyday meals for the family!
Foolproof, family-friendly and delicious, JOY OF KOSHER is stocked with over 100 authentically kosher recipes for double duty cooking including:
• Crystal Clear Chicken Soup with Julienned Vegetables and Angel Hair (Dress It Down: Chicken Noodle Alphabet Soup)
• Hearty Mushrooms with Herbs and Wine (Dress It Up: Mushroom Phyllo Cups)
• Latkes with Caviar and Cream (Dress It Down: Sweet Cinnamon Latkes)
• Garlic Honey Brisket (Dress It Down: Honey Brisket Pita Pockets)
• Miso-Glazed Salmon (Dress It Up: Avocado-Stuffed Miso-Glazed Salmon)
• Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese (Dress It Down: Mac and Cheese Muffin Cups)
• Gooey Chocolate Cherry Cake (Dress It Up: Red Wine Chocolate Cherry Heart Cake)
Today Geller lives in Israel with her husband and their five children and in JOY OF KOSHER, she reminds us that “Food is an expression of love. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve never eaten kosher, always eat kosher, or go ‘kosher casual.’ What’s important is that food brings us together, and we all want to share our best, most delectable meals with the people we love. And when it’s kosher, we’re also pulling in thousands of years of love and tradition.”