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The other day, I was out with my sister-in-law Devorah (at that show I told you we went to see with our girls), when she wondered out loud if people are constantly asking me cooking questions.  I realized then that I actually don’t get too many cooking questions when I meet people in person.  I do get lots of questions though.  Most popular over the last year is “How did you leave that kitchen?” (Easy.)  “Where can I buy the chulent bowls I saw in your video?” (Target.)  “What’s your favorite restaurant in Israel?” (Gabriel in Jerusalem and Bodega Sushi & Plancha in Efrat.)

But you know, we have a few culinary stars on staff here that can answer your most pressing cooking Qs.

Shifra Klein, Editor-in-Chief of JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine, is expert in gourmet made easy with a focus on modern twists of traditional favorites as well as the newest cooking techniques.

Tamar Genger, Executive Editor of JOYofKOSHER.com  is a Registered Dietitian, Professor of Nutrition, avid traveler and menu planner – she covers drinks, trends, and chocolate all with a health minded focus.

And then of course we have our incredible family of chefs, columnists and bloggers who are standing by, ready to help you.  So ask away in the comments below.  No question too big or too small.  And we will start answering you in a new series of posts.  We are here for you always, you know that.  So…. ask us anything.


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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




65 Responses to Ask Us Anything *Giveaway*

  1. avatar says: dalesusan

    Where do you find the “same” ingredients in Israel that you used in NY? When I visit for a month, I miss some of my “staples”, altho other items are better in israel (like soft cheeses).

  2. avatar says: Samantha

    Do you have any ideas/recipes for using pineapple juice as a main ingredient in a main dish or appetizer? Someone left me a whole bunch of cans after a party. I want to use them up but I couldn’t find too many recipes using it except for making smoothies or drinks.

    • avatar says: Nechama

      My mom has an amazing amazing corned beef recipe that uses canned peaches. Pineapple should work too-though I doubt it’d use more than one can. And I don’t have the exact recipe…hope it at least inspires!

    • This is an interesting one, maybe we can find a cold soup, I am working on getting a good expert for a future blog post on this one.

      • I am thinking chicken and fish dishes, kugels, cheesecakes and desserts in general (we will continue working on this for you with exact recipes in a post after Pesach)

  3. avatar says: Nechama

    A SAVORY pareve substitute for heavy cream.

  4. avatar says: Nechama

    (Goodness, I’m commenting away…)

    One that whips…coconut milk won’t work.

  5. avatar says: shulamuna

    I still have some challah dough in the freezer from Tishrei (my freezer is very good; freshness is not my concern here), but every time I try to bake it, either as a challah or some kind of babka thing, it comes out severely undercooked in the middle. I have tried adding more flour, cooking it for longer, whatever. No success yet. Any suggestions?

    • It must be something about your pans and oven, but this is a great one for a future blog post on bread baking tips I will have one of our expert bakers put together for May.

      • I am excited for this post! It’s a great Q — as for the first time in my life (after baking challah and freezing raw dough for almost a decade) this has started happening to me too. We have a few challah/baking experts we can turn to for this.

  6. Do you have plans/ can you make your magazine available on kindle and nook and then people across the world can enjoy it too :)

  7. avatar says: Jenny

    Some of your recipes require sausage links. I can’t recall ever since kosher sausage in the supermarket. Which brands are kosher and where can I find them?

  8. avatar says: Hadassah

    Best way to cut pineapple? Thanks

  9. avatar says: Necham

    What can I use instead of Worcestershire sauce when cooking with Meats? Thanks (Is there a non fish alternative)

  10. Does dairy-free dark chocolate exist? Where is the best place to find it?

    Love your site!

    - Jacqueline

  11. avatar says: Amanda

    How do you make kosher meat sausage?

  12. avatar says: Samantha

    This message is for Jacqueline,
    I found some dairy-free dark chocolate at Whole Foods yesterday. It has a U on the back with a circle around it (the circle is an O and the symbol stands for Orthodox Union) and next to it is the letter P for “parve” which is the Hebrew word meaning that it does not contain dairy or meat. The company that makes it is called Alprose. Hope that helps!

  13. avatar says: Chaya

    we just started buying more ground turkey. Any ideas? I’ve already done a few varieties of turkey meat balls.

  14. avatar says: Elianna

    I hate using margarine- do you have any cookie recipes using oil?

  15. What are good substitutes for mirin and sriracha (things I have a hard time finding kosher in DC)?

  16. can you have some recipes that are for one or two people? anything more turns me off and i don’t even look at them.

  17. avatar says: y

    When I am going to see some brazilian recipes in your magazine/website?
    I Would love to have a kosher version of feijoada, for exemple…
    Love your website! Now give me the subscription…

  18. I went to purchase an Osem consommé. And was pleased to find “all natural” on the jar front. When I looked at the ingredients, I found a GMO item listed. How can that product be considered all natural and are GMO items really considered kosher, and if so, how?

  19. avatar says: Chevie

    Ok..so this is one I have been pondering for a while.
    Any idea how to mkae chicken soup light and easy to digest? I have tried skimming more but then its tasteless but when I skim less its so heavy-no one have room for any more food!

    • I have never had this problem, but I will see what others say.

    • Chevie – can you elaborate a bit – are you talking about the general full (almost bloated like) feeling you get after eating any soup? or is it chicken soup specifically? bc in general soup gives you a nice full feeling and are often employed in “diets” for just that reason.

  20. What is the best bulk kosher online grocery store?

  21. avatar says: Abe

    Do you put more salt in, then what is usually asked for?

  22. avatar says: Mir

    I am having my son’s future in-laws over for the first time on Purim and wanted help with a menu. I loved your latest cookbook. I really enjoyed reading the stories that went along with the recipes. It was my shabbos afternoon reading.

  23. avatar says: sara

    Just wondering why none of the questions were answered by all the qualified ‘staff’ listed above?? Sounds like a gimmick to get reviews for your book…Please follow through in the future.

    • Thanks for asking Sara, our plan is to write full guest posts answering all the questions starting after Passover.

    • Oh Sara so sorry you got that impression – certainly not our intent in the least. As Tamar explained we are in fact planning and scheduling full posts in answer to the questions to go live after Purim – I should have explained that part, my mistake. We in fact do research and put lots of thought into the content that we write for the site but this exercise is invaluable when it comes to determining the real questions you all have and the kinds of subjects we should be addressing with our content. Sorry again for the miscommunication.

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