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In the JOK Kitchen with Aran Goyoaga *Giveaway*

 

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Aran Goyoaga wrote this cookbook with recipes and stories inspired by her childhood in the Basque Country, motherhood, and living as an ex-pat.  The book is divided by season and within each chapter you will find a section for small plates and another for sweet treats.  Aran left the professional kitchen of the Ritz Carlton to stay home with her first child and she channeled her cooking into her blog, Cannelle et Vanille (cinnamon and vanilla) after the smells of her childhood.  Aran became gluten free in 2009 and began adapting all her recipes to her new lifestlye.  You can tell from her gorgeous photography that she had outdone herself.  We asked Aran a few questions to get to know her a bit better.  (Note – this book is not a kosher cookbook, but most of the recipes can be made kosher)

You have quite an impressive background cooking in a professional kitchen, do you ever miss it?


 

In the JOK Kitchen wtih Breezy’s *Giveaway*

 

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Breezy’s is a high end houseware, bakeware and giftware store in Long Island, NY, run by Breezy Schwartz.  After years learning how to mix and match recipes and reinvent leftovers, she decided it was time to come out with her own cookbook.  This book doesn’t stop with just recipes.  Breezy loves to get creative with serving pieces and in this book you will learn her tricks of the trade for entertaining and gift giving. Let’s learn a bit more about Breezy.

1. What inspired you to write this cookbook?


 

Win a Platinum Red Star Yeast VIP Pack

 

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Red Star Yeast recently launched a revolutionary yeast for the home baker called Platinum Superior Baking Yeast.  Red Star says that this new yeast makes baking professional bread at home a cinch.  Your home baked bread will be lighter and rise more than any you have made before.  They say, it is particularly effective in whole grain and sweet breads, producing airy and large volume breads.

Many of us make challah weekly or at least regularly and this yeast should make your results even better.  Especially when you add whole wheat flour. I tested it out for you on my go-to, regular challah recipe where I use 50% whole wheat flour and the results were very good. Next, I would like to try it with 100% whole wheat flour.  Stay tuned in the comments on this article where I will report back.  I hope any of you that have tried this yeast will comment below with your results.


 

Win 6 Cans of Handcrafted Oils from La Tourangelle

 

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La Tourangelle hand crafts a wide range of delicious artisan oils in both California and France keeping an old world tradition alive.  Using these techniques they create unrefined oils with superior taste and health benefits.

Today, you can win 2 Trio Gift Packs with a total of 6 Cans of oils to add to your pantry.  This Trio gives enthusiastic home chefs an exciting way of making a wide range of tasty meals from salad dressings to grilled fish to pasta flavoring to healthy sauteing. They are also great for baking and marinating meats, poultry and fish. Packed with wonderful flavors, the trio of our artisan oils will allow home chefs to show off their kitchen creations with great pride.  Total Value about $40.00.


 

Win a Sugar Plum Chocolate Bark Basket

 

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Contest ends December 11th.  Win a Signature Collection Pareve Chocolate Bark Basket. Retail Value $55.00. The basket will consist of All hand made Belgian Dark OU Pareve Chocolate with a unique honeycomb design on bottom and decadent toppings including Toasted Almonds & Coconuts, Crushed Pretzels and Pomegranate Seeds. Three Full sheets come in our signature brown box with a beautiful bow.

Sugar Plum is  a creative, independent, woman owned business offering quality and premium chocolates.  They specialize in gift baskets for any occasion. All products are OU, Dairy or Pareve.  Visit Sugar-Plum.com for more information.


 

Win a Manischewitz Chanukah House

 

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Finally!!  We can build a house made out of cookies and candy that is made especially to celebrate Chanukah.  The new Manischewitz Chanukah House Kit comes with everything you need to create a beautiful and tasty house.   Starting with a Vanilla cookie base, the kit provides an assortment of toppings and additions to adorn your house any way you like.

We saw this new product at Kosherfest and we just knew we had to share it with all of you.  Especially since Manischewitz is now running a special contest for all you wannabe cookie architects and designers out there.  Just snap a picture of your fully built and decorated house and post to their Facebook wall for a chance to win an assortment of prizes.


 

One Egg is a Fortune Cookbook and Giveaway

 

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One Egg is a Fortune is a compilation of over 100 kosher recipes from 50 Jewish celebrities from around the world filled with sumptuous food photography, delicious recipes, interesting biographies and special memories.

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Win a Gift Basket For a Friend In Israel

 

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For when you can’t be there, send a “sweet hug”…because you love them!!

Gili’s Goodies was founded by Gail and David Ehrlich, immigrants from New York, in their home in Efrat, Israel 2001.


 

Win a Chanukah Gift Basket from Star Fine Foods

 

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Contest Ends December 4th. Enter to WIN a basket of STAR Fine Foods Mediterranean products worth over $100.  All products in basket are OU kosher certified.

This basket is full of goodies perfect for Chanukah or any time really.  A variety of Olive Oils including rosemary infused,   Olives, cherries, capers and more.


 

Win a Gel Pro Floor Mat

 

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Contest through November 27th.  Gel Pro offers comfort in the kitchen with a variety of gel filled comfort floor mats to use any where you stand.  Standing on hard surfaces is hard on the body as many of us cooks know, cooking can be hard on our backs.  The gel pro mats soften the blow.

GelPro will be offering 25% off sitewide on Cyber Monday at www.gelpro.com.  GelPro offers mats in beautiful fall colors, that bring warmth into any room and help create a relaxing, comfortable environment.  The mats are available at Bed, Bath and Beyond stores nationally.


 

Win a Canon Power Shot Camera from 42nd Street...

 

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Contest runs through December 4th. 42nd Street Photo in New York City and Joy of Kosher are giving away an incredible brand new Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS digital camera.

Are your dinner pictures looking a little dull?  Are your lunch photos a little less luminous? Fed up with fuzzy pictures on your iPhone?  Maybe it’s time to step up to the ELPH.  It’s super-thin, making it a perfect choice for those who desire a small camera that fits easily in a pocket.  A powerful Genuine Canon 8x Optical Zoom Lens that delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. The zoom starts at 28mm wide-angle and extends to 224mm telephoto (35mm equivalent), covering a wide and highly useful range. The telephoto reach gives you the freedom to capture subjects from afar, while the 28mm wide-angle makes it easy to shoot sensational salads, sizzling steaks or a spectacular souflee!


 

Ravi Instant Wine Refresher

 

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Contest Ends January 8th. Ravi Instant Wine Refresher – chills wine instantly as you pour. Wine goes from room temperature to serving temperature in just seconds. Remove your Ravi from the freezer, insert it on to your bottle’s neck, and pour. The wine passes through the frozen steel chamber into your glass, chilling your red or white wine to perfection. You can adjust the serving temperature and prevent dripping with the finger tip-control. You can use it for vodka as well. Great idea for your Chanukah party. $39.95.

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Win the Lekue Citrus Sprayer

 

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Ends January 15th.  Flavor your soft drinks and cocktails, or season your salads, seafood or other recipes with a light mist of fresh citrus. Two sizes are included for optimum extraction: a longer unit for larger fruits like oranges and grapefruits, and a shorter unit for smaller fruit like limes and tangerines. Enjoy natural flavor with ease.  Value: $18.00.
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Win a 4 Sided Etched Box Grater

 

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Ends January 21st. Cuisipro 4-Sided Etched Box Grater with Ginger Grater Base with Surface Glide Technology ™ takes the etched blade a step further and makes the graters sharp and more productive — grating more with less effort. You can grate, zest or slice on one of five surfaces. This grater is perfect for preparing potato latkes. $29.95

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In the JOK Kitchen with Get Cooking *Giveaway*

 

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Get Cooking is the new cookbook collaboration from recipe creator and chocolatier, Rachel Harkham and Jewish children’s musician Mama Doni.  This Jewish American Family Cookbook has a little something for everyone, including a CD of Jewish songs from Mama Doni.  The book takes you through the whole year of holidays with recipes and songs to keep you dancing in the kitchen with your kids.  They share jokes and games to play to get your kids more involved in cooking, singing and the Jewish holidays.

1.What brought the two of you together to do this book?